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Tuesday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Avalanche Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps wrap up their first homestand with a visit from the Avs, McMichael could make his season debut and more.

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NHL: OCT 14 Avalanche at Capitals Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Looking ahead at what this week has in store for the Caps in the latest Snapshots. [Rink]
  • Previews of tonight’s visit with the Avs from Vogs, NBCSW, Peerless, NoVa Caps, Denver Post, and be sure to visit our SB Nation pals over at Mile High Hockey for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • Don’t forget, tonight’s game is available exclusively on ESPN+/Hulu. [ESPN]
  • Congrats to Alex Ovechkin, who started the season off with a bang, earning second star of the week honors. [Caps, NHL]
  • News and notes from yesterday’s practice, including word Connor McMichael may be making his season debut. [Caps video (Laviolette, Vanecek, McMichael), WaPo, Caps Outsider, S&S]
  • So far in the battle for starting netminder, Vitek Vanecek has proven to be reliable in a way that Ilya Samsonov has perhaps not. [S&S, WHN]
  • Justin Schultz has been through some tough times in his career, but he’s hoping to put forth his best for the Caps this season. [WHN]
  • As he settles in with his new team, Dennis Cholowski is eager to prove that he belongs. [NBCSW]
  • Nicklas Backstrom update: the return process is still in the early stages. Patience is a virtue, right? [NBCSW]
  • Power rankings, reactions and overreactions through Week 1. [PHT]
  • Alex Ovechkin will be reunited with a couple of former teammates when he suits up for Team Russia in Beijing, with Ilya Kovalchuk manning the helm as GM... [The Athletic ($)]
  • ...and Sergei Fedorov being named one of the team’s assistant coaches. [DFP]
  • Looking back on the week that was. [Peerless, All About the Jersey]
  • Finally, happy 38th birthday to Boyd Gordon!