Friday Caps Clips: Panthers @ Caps Game Day

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's game against the Panthers from Vogs and NHL.com, and be sure to check out our SB Nation partner Litter Box Cats for coverage from the other side of tonight's match up.
  • To refresh your memory, this is the fifth meeting of the season between the Southeast Division "rivals," with the Caps taking the first four by scores of 4-17-46-2 and 5-4 (SO). Jose Theodore (who is ready to suit up, though you'd think he'd be tonight's back-up) is 3-0-0/1.93/.931 on the season against the Kitties.
  • It's been a while since the last time the Caps won eight straight (enjoy it while it lasts, by the way), and the world has changed a bit since then. [D.C. Sports Bog, Homer McFanboy, #lasttimecapswon8straight]
  • The offensive juggernaut that is the Caps keeps on rollin'... [AP, AP]
  • ... and one result is about a grand worth of free wings every time the Caps score five times at home. [D.C. Sports Bog]
  • Ted Leonsis fires a shot across the bow to would-be bidders tells his side of the current WSELP situation (the description for which hopefully will not have to be escalated to "mess"). [Ted's Take]
  • We all know that Mike Green didn't make Team Canada because he's a defensive liability, so it's no surprise to see most of the blueliners who were selected make Mirtle's list of the current top defensive defensemen. Wait, less than half of them made the list? Nevermind (and kudos to the two Caps rearguards who did make the cut). [G&M]
  • Green "has shown he no longer is a Michael Bay-worthy abomination in his own zone" (baby steps towards respect, I suppose), and thus the Caps' blueline might be good enough as is... unlike their goaltending. [The Hockey News, discussed further in this FanPost]
  • The Caps are killing their Southeast Division foes... and pretty much everyone else. [FFODC]
  • A shirtless Semyon Varlamov and a brief Q&A with his old man (and as much as I'd like to hear what Varly has to say, it's probably better this way than if the roles were reversed). [RMNB]
  • All four Young Guns make another would-be All-Star team. [Puck Prospectus]
  • Should Anton Volchenkov be on the Caps' trade deadline wishlist? [RtR]
  • Eric Fehr on... Brett Favre? (C'mon, Google juice!) [PembinaValleyOnline]
  • Speaking of Fehr, he recently played the part of gracious host to a team visiting from back home. [Morden Times]
  • More on the 35th Anniversary patch and related uni thoughts. [Icethetics (which I don't get to link to much, but dig the heck out of)]
  • As was reported by multiple sources yesterday, the Caps have reassigned Michael Nylander to Jokerit of the Finnish Elite League. [Grand Rapids Griffins]
  • A couple of Caps at the Auto Show. [CSN Washington]
  • More cake coverage (or should I say "fondant"? Get it?). [RtR]
  • Catching up with former Cap captain Steve Konowalchuk. [Caps365 (video)]
  • Sometimes "with all due respect" actually means "with all due respect." [ESPN]
  • The Pensblog Guide To Hockey Fans. [The Pensblog (which, I'll remind you, you view at your own choosing)]
  • R.I.P. Boris Kharlamov. [FanShot]
  • Charity time, Rink Rats - rally for a cause, if you can. [John Walton Hockey]
  • Finally, big day for birthdays with Chris Bourque turning 24, Roman Tvrdon turning 29, Jason Doig hittin' the big 3-3, Ed Kastelic turning 46 and Wayne Stephenson hitting 65.
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