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Saturday Caps Clips: Alas, a Loss

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps suffer their first loss of the preseason, Orlov searches for a new partner and more.

NHL: JAN 03 Capitals at Blues Photo by Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Nicklas Backstrom and Braden Holtby are due for new contracts - but what will those new contracts look like? [Rink]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s loss (!!) from Vogs, Caps video (Reirden, recap), AP, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, NoVa Caps, and RMNB
  • After spending the better part of few seasons skating alongside Matt Niskanen, Dmitry Orlov is now in search of a new defensive partner. [WaPo]
  • Everyone’s least favorite part of the power play, the “it’s not a slingshot so don’t call it that”, is sticking around. Hooray... [NBCSW]
  • NHL Network finally unveiled their top 10 players in the NHL right now. [NHL]
  • The season is just around the corner and a reloaded Caps team is ready to make another run at the Cup. [The Hoya]
  • So what do they need to do to win another one? Here are seven keys to a second title. [NoVa Caps]
  • Checking in with the coach and starting goalie ahead of the game in St. Louis. [Caps video (Reirden, Rinkside Update/Holtby)]
  • A preview of what the Metro might look like this year. [Yahoo! Canada]
  • Predictions for what 2019-20 will hold for new Cap Richard Panik. [StarsandSticks]
  • Ranking all 31 teams by their forward groups. [ESPN]
  • A look at some players who will improve on last year’s performance. [StarsandSticks]
  • Finally, happy 37th birthday to Dustin Penner and happy 66th to Doug Gibson.