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Tuesday Caps Clips: Dog Days

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Some leftover notes from the Caps’ preseason opener, a new pup is calling the shots in DC and more.

NHL: Preseason-Boston Bruins at Washington Capitals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • A few leftovers from Sunday night’s preseason opener against the Bruins... [Caps, S&S, THW]
  • ...where the Caps’ future centers in Connor McMichael and Hendrix Lapierre took center stage. [NBCSW, S&S]
  • As for those not making a great impression in that first game, Dylan McIlrath has been suspended four games for an illegal check to the head. [NHL, WaPo]
  • The Metropolitan Division, as has almost always been the case since its inception, is the toughest division in the NHL. Hooray... [SI]
  • Three more questions facing the Caps as they prepare for the 2021-22 season. [S&S]
  • Previewing the season ahead for John Carlson... [Peerless]
  • ...and for center Nicklas Backstrom. [S&S]
  • After an up-and-down start to his career, Ilya Samsonov is ready to take his game to the next level. Yes, please. [WHN]
  • Breaking down the best offseason move for each of the 32 squads. [The Score]
  • Happy 68th birthday to Doug Gibson, and Dustin Penner was also born on this day so... have a day, Dustin.
  • And finally in the most important news of the day... meet Biscuit. [Caps, NBCSW, Washingtonian]