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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes.

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  • The NHLPA’s Rookie Showcase took place at MedStar Capitals Iceplex yesterday, featuring the NHL’s top 28 prospects and rookies. Capitals’ defenseman Alexander Alexeyev and the DevilsJack Hughes, the first overall pick from this year’s draft, were two of the many talented skaters in attendance. Something to note: during the scrimmage at the end of the event, Alexeyev scored two goals on two shots. Ho hum. [NoVa Caps]
  • Speaking of prospects, let’s take a look at who is worth keeping an eye on in the Caps’ system during the 2019-2020 season. [Stars and Sticks]
  • NHL Network continued its ranking of the top current players with the Top 10 Goalies last night, and Braden Holtby came in at number seven. That’s a five slot drop from last year - do you agree with that choice and the rest of the list? [NHL]
  • Alex Alexeyev has made it clear that his goal is to make the Caps’ NHL roster. He knows that he has to battle for a spot and that he might need a year to adjust to the more physical play, but he has his eyes on the prize. [NoVa Caps]
  • Former Washington defenseman Karl Alzner says he intends to play in the NHL this season, whether that is in Montreal or somewhere else, and he isn’t afraid to ask for what he wants. [Puck Prose]
  • Finally, let’s relive the gem of a moment when Nic Dowd scored Washington’s first-ever playoff penalty shot goal: