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Sunday Caps Clips: At Least They Won the Fake Shootout?

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps’ JV squad falls in Philly, more cuts are made to the roster and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s loss/SO win from the Caps, the Flyers, Caps video (Laviolette, Dowd, recap), WaPo, NBCSW, NBC Philly, NoVa Caps, and Broad Street Hockey.
  • The Caps and Flyers actually had to hit the locker rooms early at the end of the second period thanks to a lighting glitch. It’s preseason for everyone, folks. [NBCSW]
  • Nicklas Backstrom spoke with the media for the first time at camp yesterday, noting that the hip was getting better but there was no timetable for his return. [Caps video, WaPo, NHL, NBCSW]
  • His continued absence opens the door for one of the team’s young centers to step in. [THW]
  • News and notes from yesterday’s camp, where the roster got cut down to 37 players, and the pregame skate. [Vogs, Caps video (Laviolette)]
  • Previewing the season ahead for Ilya Samsonov... [S&S]
  • ...and for Michal Kempny. [Peerless]
  • What’s the prediction for the Caps this season that will probably be wrong? Check it out. [The Athletic]
  • Breaking down the top three positional battles for the Caps this preseason. [S&S]
  • Are the Caps the fourth or fifth-best team in their division? (No.) [S&S]
  • Finally, happy 49th birthday to Michael Nylander.