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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps get their second and final intrasquad scrimmage in the books - and with the season opener looming, it’s decision time.

New York Islanders v Washington Capitals - Game One Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Notes from, and player thoughts after, yesterday’s second and final intrasquad scrimmage. [Caps video (highlights, Fehervary, Kuznetsov, Copley), WaPo, NBCSW, NoVa Caps]
  • The Caps have a handful of viable goalies vying for the backup slot; yesterday’s scrimmage will play a big part in deciding who gets it. [Caps]
  • Check out some shots of the prospects from this weekend. [NoVa Caps]
  • Tom Wilson talks about what happened last season to take the best team in hockey down to a mediocre squad (and a first-round disappointment). [NBCSW]
  •’s analysts take a stab at some predictions for each division’s top four and the path to the Cup. [NHL]
  • And here’s a rundown of some point projections for the upcoming season. [THN]
  • Previewing the season ahead for gritty blueliner Brenden Dillon. [Peerless]
  • There are tough decisions to be made up and down the roster before opening night - but there are a few locks in there, as well. [S&S]
  • A handful of bold predictions for the 2020-21 season. [THW]
  • Get an inside look at the ups, downs, ins, outs, and chirps of the locker room DJ. [Sportsnet]
  • For much of the last three decades, the Caps have been a perennial playoff team and often a contender - and it started with the 1983-84 campaign. [NoVa Caps]
  • Finally, happy 56th birthday to Tim Bergland, happy 59th to Kent Carlson, and happy 48th to Ryan Mulhern.