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Friday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Penguins Game Day

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It’s a Washington Capitals game day, Caps fans! Here are your savory breakfast links:

  • In case you need a refresher on all the summer moves in the Metro Division, look no further than this offseason primer. [Rink]
  • Previews and other important info for tonight’s season-opening matchup with the Pittsburgh Penguins from Vogs and AP, and don’t forget to follow along with FHF pals Tux Pucks for coverage from behind enemy lines.
  • A few notes from yesterday’s final practice before game 1 of 82. [Caps video (Caps 365, Coach Carbery, Ovechkin, Backstrom, Jensen), RMNB]
  • A look at Spencer Carbery’s introduction to the Washington organization back in 2008, his journey to this moment, and the job he is tasked with this season. [WaPo ($)]
  • Connor McMichael has a newfound confidence in his game, and he is ready to prove himself in the big leagues this year. [THN]
  • Down in Hershey, lines and defensive pairs are beginning to take shape for the upcoming season. [Bears]
  • Alex Ovechkin is excited and more than ready for his nineteenth NHL season. [THN]
  • Two more guys who are excited for puck drop this year? Washington’s goalie tandem, Darcy Kuemper and Charlie Lindgren. [NoVa Caps]
  • After the league’s decision to ban Pride Tape, van Riemsdyk and Kuemper both stressed their need to continue being actively inclusive in the sport. [THN]
  • Player-specific predictions for this season for McMichael, Phillips, Alexeyev, Strome, and Dowd from S+S.
  • The Capitals announced yesterday that they will wear their navy “W” third jerseys for eleven home games this season. [Caps]
  • Finally, happy 58th birthday to Paul Cavallini!

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