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Friday Caps Clips: Afterglow

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Relive all of the highs and highlights from Wednesday’s big win, reflecting on milestone nights for the oldest and youngest members of the team and more.

New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals Photo by John McCreary/NHLI via Getty Images

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  • The Caps are ready to set sail on the 2021-22 season.
  • It got off to a pretty good start - check out a few leftovers from Wednesday night’s win over the Rangers. [Caps, THW, S&S (and again)]
  • That season-opening win had a little something for - and from - everyone. More, please. [WaPo]
  • Hendrix Lapierre’s goal puts him in a small, eclectic group of former Caps fulfilling their teenage dreams. [WaPo]
  • And thanks to T.J. Oshie, the celebration afterward easily goes into the top tier of celebrations in the history of ever. [NBCSW]
  • Lapierre already has a pretty great mentor in Oshie - and has already become a mentor to a lot of kids back in his Quebec hometown. [WaPo]
  • Relive some of the highlights of that thrilling home opener with the first All-Access of the season:
  • If you weren’t able to make it out to Chinatown on Wednesday, you can also get a glimpse of the in-arena opening video here.
  • The Caps added another piece to the roster yesterday, snagging defenseman Dennis Cholowski off of waivers from Seattle. [Caps, NBCSW]
  • Peter Laviolette met with the media after yesterday’s optional practice. [Caps video]
  • One topic of conversation: that Viking influence on the postgame celebration. It’s all fun and games until someone chops off a hand... [NBCSW]
  • A lot of people tuned in to watch the return of the NHL to ESPN and the league’s debut on TNT. [CNBC]
  • Alex Ovechkin has a knack for putting up points in season openers (and every other game) and last night was his best yet. [Caps Outsider]
  • Ovechkin’s teammates and NHL colleagues are just as awestruck by his goal-scoring prowess as we are. [NBCSW]
  • Not so long ago, DC was a city filled with sports superstars - now he stands alone (well, alongside Elena Della Donne, conveniently left out of this article). [WashTimes]
  • Looks like the Avs will be without Gabriel Landeskog when they face the Caps next week, as he was handed a two-game suspension yesterday. [MHH, The Score]
  • Connor McMichael’s former OHL team is adjusting to life without their superstar now that he’s made it to the NHL. [Ottawa Citizen]