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Tuesday Caps Clips: First Day of Camp, First Day of Camp!

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: the Caps take their first skate of training camp, the NHL releases game start times, thoughts on Alex Ovechkin and more.

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  • The Capitals hit the ice for their first skate of training camp today, so catch up on all of the news from MedStar here: WaPo ($), Athletic ($), Vogs, NoVa Caps, RMNB, and media availability with Coach Laviolette, Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, and John Carlson.
  • The NHL released start times for the 2020-2021 regular season, and none of the Caps’ games will start later than 7pm. [NHL, full schedule]
  • The AHL announced yesterday that 28 of the league’s 31 teams will participate in the 2020-2021 season, which will begin on February 5. [AHL]
  • Alex Ovechkin has scored 706 goals in his NHL career, but he has been unfairly deprived of almost 100 more. [RMNB]
  • Prospect Connor McMichael, who is being considered for Washington’s taxi squad this season, scored a beauty of a goal in Canada’s 5-0 win over Russia in their World Junior Championship semifinal game yesterday. [NoVa Caps]
  • Three more reasons to get excited for this hockey season. [S+S]
  • Happy 46th birthday to Mike Grier, 53rd birthday to Joe Juneau, and 33rd birthday to Mathieu Perreault!

Finally, congratulations to Michal Kempny and his fiancée Nicola on the birth of their first child, Adam! Wishing health and happiness to all three of you!