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Tuesday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Penguins Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps look to even the season series with the Pens, the shortened camp is taking its toll on the team, Orpik finds a hockey-life balance in retirement and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight’s rematch against the Penguins from Vogs, SI, NBCSW, and once again be sure to check out our SBN pals over at Pensburgh for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • Sounds like the Pens will have Kasperi Kapanen, fresh off a COVID-related quarantine, in the lineup tonight. [Trib-Review, Post-Gazette]
  • Hear from the coach and some of the guys after yesterday’s optional practice. [Caps video (Laviolette, Dillon, Hagelin, Hathaway)]
  • A few leftovers from Sunday’s shootout loss in Pittsburgh. [Caps, RMNB, S&S]
  • It’s already beginning to show that the Caps have had an abbreviated training camp and no preseason to shake off the rust (or learn a new system). [NBCSW]
  • While there are certainly areas of potential improvement in the Caps’ game, the penalty kill has been more than solid so far. [WashTimes]
  • Brooks Orpik may not be playing hockey anymore, but he’s still involved - with both the Caps and his alma mater - while finding time for his family. [WaPo]
  • Prior to the pause last season, the Caps’ fourth line was starting to heat up - and they’re picking up where they left off. [S&S]
  • A look at what the week ahead holds for the Caps, with some familiar foes on the schedule. [Rink, Caps Outsider]
  • Where do the Caps fall on the latest ranking of power? [NBCSW]
  • Finally, happy 67th birthday to Don McLean, and happy 55th to Sylvain Cote.