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Tuesday Caps Clips: New Leason Life

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps finally fall in regulation, Leason makes his NHL debut - and scores his first NHL goal - and more.

NHL: NOV 01 Capitals at Lightning Photo by Andrew Bershaw/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Connor McMichael is getting his chances... but will the coaching staff be patient enough to keep him around before he finds the back of the net? [Rink]
  • Sneak a peek at the week ahead for the Caps, which doesn’t get any easier after their first outing in Tampa. [Rink]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s loss to the Bolts from us, Vogs, Caps video (Laviolette, Sheary, Eller, recap), NHL, Bolts, AP, WaPo, NBCSW, NoVa Caps (and again), WHN, RMNB, and Raw Charge.
  • Last night the ice was lousy with young’uns as the Caps dressed a quartet of rookies against the Lightning. [NBCSW]
  • Congrats to Brett Leason, who picked up his first NHL goal with this lovely deflection that he totally did on purpose:
  • News and notes from yesterday’s pregame skate, with newest callup Aliaksei Protas also poised to make his NHL debut in Tampa. [Caps, video (Laviolette, Protas, Rinkside Update/Kuznetsov), NBCSW]
  • The recent slew of injuries has opened the door for a number of the team’s top prospects, with Protas just the latest to get his NHL shot. [WHN, NoVa Caps]
  • Everyone knows that Alex Ovechkin is elite, but for those idiots (ahem) who may have thought he was “done”... well, this October reestablished him as a lethal scorer. [NBCSW]
  • The Caps sort of have a goaltending dilemma on their hands right now - just perhaps not the one everyone thought they’d have. [S&S]