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Wednesday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Devils Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps prepare to take on the Devils, the captain makes his preseason debut (after warming up the slapshots on a goalie prospect) and more.

New Jersey Devils v Washington Capitals Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight’s preseason clash with the Devils from Vogs and NBCSW, and be sure to check out our pals over at All About the Jersey for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • Alex Ovechkin should make his preseason debut tonight alongside Evgeny Kuznetsov, but a new face will join the trio as Anthony Mantha gets a shot on the top line. [WHN, NoVa Caps]
  • Hear from Mantha and some of his teammates after yesterday’s camp. [Caps video (Mantha, Laviolette, Hagelin, Oshie, Eller)]
  • With Nicklas Backstrom potentially out to start the season, the Caps are looking at all options to fill his spot at center. [NBCSW]
  • Previewing the season ahead for the likely option to fill that role, Lars Eller... [S&S]
  • ...and a look at what 2021-22 could hold for up-and-coming defenseman Martin Fehervary. [Peerless]
  • Ranking the 32 goalie tandems, and uh... the Caps aren’t dead last, so yay? [ESPN+]
  • Ovechkin got some extra practice in on his one-timers thanks to goalie prospect Garin Bjorklund, who was more than happy (?) to face 15-20 slappers from Ovi yesterday. [NHL]
  • They may be old, but with age comes experience and wisdom, and these old guys could still contend for a Cup. [AP]
  • Finally, happy 71st birthday to Rolf Edberg, and happy 57th to John Tucker.