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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Samsonov wins his debut, the Caps head home to open the season against some big ol’ jerks and more.

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  • News and notes from yesterday’s pregame skate. [Caps video (Reirden, Rinkside Update/Dowd)]
  • Learn more about how legendary Fort Dupont coach Neal Henderson makes an impact on DC’s youth hockey players. [The Undefeated]
  • Previews of tonight’s home opener from Vogs, NBCSW and Peerless, and be sure to check out our SB Nation partners over at Canes Country for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • Both Warren Foegele and Andrei Svechnikov made names for themselves in last year’s playoff series for all the wrong reasons - now they’re allegedly focused on “winning”. K. [N&O]
  • We got ourselves the makings of a rivalry, folks (and some gaslighting on the part of Rod Brind’amour). [N&O, Cardiac Cane]
  • Remember, if you’re headed to the game be sure to get downtown early for the Rock the Red Carpet entrance. [Caps]
  • Since returning to his junior team earlier this fall, prospect Connor McMichael has been absolutely lighting up the OHL. [NBCSW]