Wednesday Caps Clips: Caps @ Canadiens Game Day

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's game against Les Canadiens from Vogs and NHL.com, and be sure to check out our SB Nation partner Habs Eyes On The Prize for coverage from the other side of tonight's match up.
  • To refresh your memory, this is the fourth and final regular season meeting between the red, white and blue and the bleu, blanc et rouge, with the Habs taking the first game 3-2 and the Caps bouncing back with 4-3 and 4-2 wins.
  • The Caps talk snow, Mike Green is late to practice and Semyon Varlamov is back. [CI]
  • What Varly's return means for the Caps' crease. [Corey Masisak (note: I'm going to start crediting Corey and not the sites he's writing for so that you know it's a link worth clickin'), FFODC]
  • Damn that Olympic break for stopping the momentum the Caps will have after 17 consecutive wins. Seriously? Seriously. [WaPo]
  • A couple of Habs talk about the streak. [CI]
  • Quintin Laing is "a saint" because, in part because, despite his lack of playing time, he's not "hanging from a noose in the middle of Constitution right now." Brooks Laich bringin' the morbidity. [D.C. Sports Bog]
  • A couple of superb reads on what you already know: the Caps don't have to do anything, personnel-wise, to be a legitimate Cup contender. [Peerless, Homer McFanboy]
  • Caps/Pens actually did pretty huge ratings after all. [D.C. Sports Bog]
  • Karl Alzner: not a snow wuss. [Patriot-News]
  • Hey, good news - the Caps probably don't need to get another point in the standings to make the playoffs. Don't tell Bruce. [G&M]
  • Speaking of Bruce, his take on Sunday's win. [Capitals]
  • Alex Ovechkin is looking for a Hart Hat Trick (and yes, we all would prefer two Harts and a Smythe, but it's cool nonetheless). [CBC]
  • And speaking of Ovi, he talks Vancouver with Lindsay Czarniak... [NBC4]
  • ... and credits you guys for the win over Pittsburgh. Funny, as we all credit AO. [RMNB]
  • Craig Custance picks the Russians to finish second in Vancouver. [SportingNews]
  • Good stuff on "bandwagoneering." [Mr. Irrelevant]
  • Scenes from a Cap-themed winter wonderland. [D.C. Sports Bog]
  • Even ESPN.com's readers know that Pens/Caps is as good as it gets these days. [D.C. Landing Strip]
  • Why Caps fans are happy - they can buy the owner's book? [DCist]
  • Bear Tracks! [LDN]
  • Keep the Portland Pirates Hall of Fame Caps-heavy - vote for Jeff Nelson. [Pirates]
  • Finally, per the real HHoF, on this date in the year 2000, "Olaf Kolzig became the Washington Capitals' all-time leader in career shutouts, when the 15th of his career came in a 1-0 win at Montreal. Kolzig broke the record of 14 set by Jim Carey."
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