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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Wilson’s OT winner gives the Caps an all-important 1-0 preseason record, Copley faces a crucial season ahead and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • This is going to be an interesting and pivotal season for current backup Pheonix Copley. [Rink]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s overtime winner over the ‘Hawks from Vogs, Caps video (Reirden, locker room, recap), NHL, NBCSW, NBC Chicago, NoVa Caps,
  • Last night’s game featured the preseason debut of Herndon, VA native and former Little Cap Joe Snively. [WTOP]
  • A look at the season ahead for last night’s OT hero, Tom Wilson. [Peerless]
  • Forward Brendan Leipsic has bounced around a bit in his early career, but he’s hoping his fifth stop since 2015-16 will be his new home. [WaPo]
  • News and notes from Day 4 of training camp. [Caps video (Reirden, Nardella/McMichael, Rinkside Update/Wilson, NoVa Caps (and again]
  • There will be no lockout in 2020 as the NHLPA has opted not to re-open the CBA until at least 2022. [AP, NBCSW]
  • Brian MacLellan wants to re-sign both Holtby and Backstrom... but is that realistic? [NBCSW]
  • A look at the top five key players for a successful 2019-20 season for the Caps. [StarsandSticks]
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov’s teammates know his suspension puts them in a tough spot to start the season, but they remain supportive. [NBCSW]
  • The departure of some key players this offseason could mean a struggle for the Caps to find their offense. [StarsandSticks]
  • A look at the potential surprise player for each of the 31 NHL teams this preseason. [THW]
  • Find out all you need to know about the Caps’ six-game preseason slate. [StarsandSticks]
  • More on Capital One Arena’s revised bag policy, as mandated by the NHL and NBA. [WaPo]
  • And finally, happy 34th birthday to Alex Ovechkin - don’t forget to celebrate with a nice big bowl of Ovi-O’s!