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Friday Caps Clips: Fingers Crossed for Carlson

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: John Carlson misses practice, a look at what makes an NHL “superpest”, and more.

Carolina Hurricanes v Washington Capitals Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Re-live Wednesday’s exhibition victory over the Hurricanes with the return of Mike Vogel’s postgame notebook. [NHL]
  • Thursday’s biggest news: after falling awkwardly into the boards during Wednesday’s exhibition game, John Carlson did not practice with the rest of the team yesterday. [WaPo, NHL, Reirden video, NoVa Caps]
  • Check out yesterday’s post-practice media availability sessions with Nick Jensen, Braden Holtby, and Jakub Vrana. [Jensen, Holtby/Vrana]
  • Sports Illustrated’s Alex Prewitt took a deep dive into the world of the NHL Superpest and how valuable they can be to a team. One of those superpests he spoke with? Tom Wilson. [Sports Illustrated]
  • The next game the Caps play will count, so why not refresh your memory on the Capitals’ playoff history. [NoVa Caps]
  • The AHL announced the revised start date for the 2020-2021 season on Thursday. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the upcoming AHL season is set to start on December 4, 2020. [AHL]
  • If you, like most people, are trying to picture life in the NHL bubble, Caps’ defenseman Martin Fehervary provided some insight in a recent interview with Sport.SK. [NoVa Caps]
  • Have you been wondering how the 24 playoff teams stack up against each other? Perhaps these power rankings can help. [Sportsnet]
  • Happy 60th birthday to long-time Caps center Dale Hunter!

And finally…this.