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Caps Today 9/14

The Capitals head to Belleville, Ont. today to play former Southeast Division rival Winnipeg in the NHL’s Kraft Hockeyville game (7 p.m., TV: NHLN, CBC). The game will be played at Yardmen Arena, the 3,257-seat home of the OHL’s Belleville Bulls.

Washington has won four-straight regular-season games against Winnipeg and are 42-25-5-7 against the Jets franchise all-time. Alex Ovechkin led all Capitals skaters in points against Winnipeg last season, recording nine points (4g, 5a) in five games. Nicklas Backstrom collected eight points (2g, 6a) in five games and Marcus Johansson registered five points (1g, 4a) in four games.

The Capitals will play in eight preseason games this year, including three home games at Verizon Center. Washington is 17-7-2 in preseason games since 2008-09.

Must Read/See/Hear Material

Dump n’ Chase: The Long Road Back: Jack Hillen / Training Camp 2013: Day Two Notebook / Game Preview: Caps vs. Jets, 9/14

Monumental Network: Coaches' Corner: Adam Oates / Adam Oates / Jay Beagle / Rinkside Update: Jason Chimera / Best of Monumental Today / Monumental Today

Washington Post:  Capitals Insider: Adam Oates’s ‘goodwill’ visit with Evgeny Kuznetsov /  Capitals Insider: George McPhee’s philosophy on bridge contracts for RFAs / Capitals Insider: Mikhail Grabovski will attend Caps’ first preseason game, visa issues remain/ DC Sports Bog: Mike Green on his new house and upcoming wedding

CSN Washington: Grabovski resolves immigration issues / Johansson hopes bridge contract leads to Cup / Caps anxious to see the real Grabovski Ovechkin to join Capitals at Kraft Hockeyville / Report: Grabovski unable to rejoin Capitals / Kraft Hockeyville events schedule and information Adam Oates Meets With Evgeny Kuznetsov During Recent Trip to Russia

NBC Sports: Grabovski’s visa issues resolved, will practice with Caps on Sunday

ESPN: Balancing Caps' goalies is a tall task

CBC News: Previewing the Caps-Jets Preseason Matchup

Ted’s Take: Meaningful Article on Head Coach and Captain / iPhone Cases That Cost More Than iPhones / Going on record - I bought my playoff tix for the Nationals / "Out of Box" Experience / "Everything" according to Wikipedia / And Speaking of Coaches and Culture / Robin Thicke - without Miley / Great Site to Support Vets: "RePay Vets"

Japers’ Rink: Hockey Prospectus 2013: A Must-Read / The Noon Number / Saturday Caps Clips: Hockeyville Caps @ Jets Game Day

Recent Press Releases

Sept. 13 - Capitals Announce Preseason Broadcast Schedule

Sept. 12 – Caps defenseman Mike Green Receives SneakerBall Award

Sept. 11 – MSE Launches Ticket Reward Program

Sept. 10 – Capitals Announce Training Camp Schedule and Roster

Sept. 7 – Capitals Re-sign Marcus Johansson