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Thursday Caps Clips: Sweet (Preseason) Victory

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: the Caps finally win a preseason matchup, injury updates and more.

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NHL: Preseason-Washington Capitals at Boston Bruins Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps and other assorted musings from last night’s OT win (!) over the Bruins from Vogs, WaPo ($), WHN, NBCSW, NoVa Caps, RMNB, and our SB Nation pals Stanley Cup of Chowder.
  • Notes from the practice rink, including injury updates on Ilya Samsonov and Martin Fehervary. [Vogs, WHN, NBCSW, NoVa Caps (and again), and RMNB]
  • Washington Capitals prospects Connor McMichael and Hendrix Lapierre might be competing for the same roster spot, but their training camp dynamic is still healthy. [WHN]
  • The Caps’ opening night lineup is becoming clearer, with only a few big questions left to answer. [Athletic ($)]
  • Alex Ovechkin might not want to talk about breaking Gretzky’s record, but the rest of us do. [ESPN+ ($)]
  • Beck Malenstyn, who missed all of last season with an Achilles injury, is willing to do whatever it takes to get to the NHL. [NBCSW]
  • This take is nothing new but it bears repeating: Tom Wilson needs to limit his penalty minutes. [S+S]
  • Finally, happy 33rd birthday to Cameron Schilling and happy 72nd birthday to Jim Hrycuik!