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Turkey Day Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: a look at Hathaway’s season, non-NHL hockey news and more.

NHL: NOV 27 Panthers at Capitals Photo by Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Capitals blueline prospect Alex Alexeyev scored two goals in the first six minutes of his KHL game yesterday. [NoVa Caps]
  • How did Garnet Hathaway fare in his first season in Washington? [S+S]
  • In divisional news, New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk announced his retirement from hockey yesterday as a result of an eye injury he sustained earlier this season. [ESPN, NHL, Lighthouse Hockey]
  • There is still time before hockey returns (mostly because no one knows exactly when that will happen) but it isn’t too early to make a few predictions about Ilya Samsonov’s first season as a starting goalie. [S+S]
  • The NWHL announced that they will hold their entire shortened 2021 season into a two-week bubble from January 23 to February 5. [ESPN]
  • Hockey Canada has placed their National Junior Team Selection Camp on a 14-day hold after two of the 41 players tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday. Caps prospects Connor McMichael and Hendrix Lapierre have been fully participating in the camp since it opened on November 16. [Hockey Canada]

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! We hope you all have wonderful, turkey-filled days - we are thankful for each and every one of you!