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Saturday Caps Clips: Uh Oh-vechkin

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps grab a victory in their final preseason game but with a cost, as Alex Ovechkin leaves with a lower-body injury, season previews, and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Friend of the podcast Corey Sznajder joined the JRR crew to talk about the upcoming season on the latest episode of Japers’ Rink Radio. [Rink]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s win from Vogs, Caps video (Laviolette, Wilson/Oshie, Samsonov/Lapierre, recap), NHL, AP, WaPo, NBCSW, NBC Philly, NoVa Caps, WHN, and Broad Street Hockey.
  • The Caps won their final preseason game but lost something much more important, as Alex Ovechkin left with a lower-body injury and will be reevaluated today. [NHL, NBCSW]
  • Connor McMichael and Hendrix Lapierre have gotten plenty of ice time this preseason, but always with a veteran presence around looking out for the kids. [NBCSW]
  • Previewing the season ahead for Carl Hagelin... [S&S]
  • ...and for the Capitals... [PHT]
  • ...and the season as a whole, with power rankings, predictions and more. [ESPN ($)]
  • Breaking down the battle up the middle with a look at all of the options at center during Nicklas Backstrom’s absence. [Caps Outsider]
  • Making the case for Beck Malenstyn to get a jersey over Carl Hagelin. [NoVa Caps]
  • With the final preseason game in the books, it’s time for the real thing - check out the festivities surrounding next week’s season opener. [Caps]
  • In the least surprising news ever, Alex Ovechkin was one of the first three players named to the Russian Olympic team for the Games next February. [Caps]