Saturday Caps Clips: Caps @ Bruins Game Day

BOSTON - OCTOBER 21: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals collides with Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins at the TD Garden on October 21 2010 in Boston Massachusetts. The Bruins defeated the Capitals 4-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Be sure to check out Japers' Rink Radio with special guest CSN Washington's Corey Masisak at 10:00 this morning and available for download thereafter.
  • Previews of tonight's battle in Beantown from Vogs, NHL.com (Lozo), Peerless, KOL and SB Nation DC, and be sure to check out our SB Nation partner Stanley Cup of Chowder for more coverage from the other side of tonight's match up.
  • Notes and assorted whatnot from yesterday's practice (including John Erskine's contract extension, injury/illness updates, the Caps breaking in some Winter Classic gear, and John Carlson and Jay Beagle droppin' the mitts). [Dump 'n Chase, Caps365 (video), CI, CI, CI, DCEx, DCEx, RMNB on YouTube (video), bridgetds (pics), Caps Snaps (pics)]
  • For the Caps, balancing offense with defense has been a learning process. [NHL.com (Rosen)]
  • Alex Ovechkin's leadership is being tested. Let's hope he passes. [Globe and Mail (Duhatschek)]
  • Mike Green says the Caps are going to be alright. [CSN Washington (Scalise)]
  • Ted Leonsis was a guest on Bill Simmons' podcast yesterday (perhaps answering the question "How many losses in a row do his two teams have to post before the damage-control PR tour starts?"). [The BS Report (audio), CI]
  • Are the Caps Russia-bound? [FanShot]
  • Speaking of Russia, in case you missed it in the overnight, Sergei Fedorov's old man chimed in on the Caps' current woes (spoiler alert: Russians good, everyone else bad). [Japers' Rink]
  • The full first episode of 24/7 is now available online. Well, not quite the full first episode - the cursing has been edited out, so it's seven minutes long (no, not really). [FanShot]
  • A very cool 24/7 moment for one fan. [RMNB]
  • Alan May: "I know one thing about hockey players: they drink beer and they curse." I missed my calling. [D.C. Sports Bog]
  • How to talk to your kids about all that cussin'. [RtR]
  • Hope you got your Winter Classic alumni game tickets. [Post-Gazette]
  • One silver lining to the Caps' losing streak - it makes Mike Milbury look bad. [CBC (Milbury)]
  • Hey, it's me talking Caps on SB Nation Radio on 106.7 The Fan. [SBN Radio (audio)]
  • Dale Hunter is the 25th Dirtiest Athlete. Ever. [Capitals Outsider]
  • Cody Eakin has World Juniors bloodlines. [Toronto Sun, Winnipeg Sun]
  • Final details on today's Rink pick-up game. I look forward to hearing all about it. [FanPost]
  • Finally, happy 38th birthday to Jeff Nelson, happy 59th to Bernie Wolfe, and happy 65th to Jean Pronovost.

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