Your savory Saturday home opener links:
- Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's loss from us, Vogs, Masisak, Carrera (blog, gamer), Caps365 video (players, Boudreau), Frankovic, Peerless, RMNB, Puckhead's Thoughts, Hoffman.
- Previews of tonight's home opener from Vogs, NHL.com, In Lou We Trust, LIR and RLS, and be sure to check out our SB Nation partner In Lou We Trust for coverage from the other side of tonight's match up.
- Details are still sketchy, but Thrashers goaltender Ondrej Pavelec is reported to have regained consciousness at an Atlanta hospital and will remain there at least through this morning. We wish him a speedy and complete recovery. [CBC, ProHockeyTalk, Puck Daddy]
- Are the Caps tough enough to win
their season openerthe Cup? [Baltimore Sun]
- The moment is of the essence. [OFB]
- About those defensive pairings, Coach... [Caps Insider]
- Meet John Collins, the man behind the Winter Classic. [Washington Examiner]
- Visual evidence that Sheldon Souray is, indeed, a Hershey Bear (or at least that he's doing media scrums in front of their logo). [RMNB]
- Dale Hunter and his London Knights are keeping it all in the family. [London Free Press]