Monday Caps Clips: Historic Regular Season History

WASHINGTON - APRIL 11: Tim Thomas #30 of the Boston Bruins and Jason Chimera #25 of the Washington Capitals scuffle during the first period at the Verizon Center on April 11, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps and other assorted musings on yesterday's loss from us, the WaPo (blog, blog, blog, gamer), Vogs, Joe B., Ed Frankovic, Peerless, RMNB, StC, Capitals Coming, Capitals Outsider (and again), RtR, Hockey Mom, Examiner, Cap Centre, The Hockey Chronicles, Caps In Pictures and Stanley Cup of Chowder (B's).
  • Date, times and TV for the first round are now set. See you Thursday. [FanPost, CI, Puck Daddy, (Ravings of a Rink Rebel has the Bears' first round sked as well)]
  • Sorry, not buying the Game 1 starter being match-up dependent. [Dump n' Chase, CI]
  • I'll be on Rink Side Radio around 9:00 tonight to preview the Caps/Habs series, so check it out.
  • Caps/Habs: not exactly the most exciting first round series... we hope. [Puck Daddy]
  • Predictions! [CBC]
  • Our SB Nation partner Eyes On The Prize previews the series (and seriously, spend some time on the site and learn yourself some history). [EotP]
  • Speaking of history, make sure you're up on the most important piece of Caps/Habs shared history. [Dump n' Chase (no, it's not a new post, but it's so money you should be sure to check it out again)]
  • The Caps' monstrous offensive production on the season... a little bit lucky? [BtN]
  • Ridiculous statement of the day: "every time I watch a Caps game there’s a soft goal or three that find their way past the former Hart winner." [THN]
  • Playoff storylines worth watching. [Puck Daddy, CBC]
  • Are the Caps ready to overtake the Pens? Let's not get ahead of ourselves, Ross. [Y!]
  • A (small) sampling of experts think highly of the Caps and their captain. [CBC]
  • Reflections on a remarkable regular season. [StC]
  • Good on Larry Brooks for recognizing what a "breath of fresh air" the Caps are. [NYPost]
  • Ten moments from Alex Ovechkin's amazing 2009-10. [Gunaxin]
  • Need a new ringtone for the playoffs? [BluepointApps (h/t CG)]
  • Slapshot goes heavy on the rouge. [Capitals Outsider]
  • Play Rinkotology. Do it. [PensBlog]
  • On a quick administrative note, now would seem to be a good time to remind all of our readers, new and old, that the "What We're Reading" sidebar (over there on the left on the front page and on the right on any interior page) is updated throughout the day, so check back often for the latest Caps news from all the important sources.
  • Finally, happy 56th birthday to Antero Lehtonen, happy 58th birthday to Mike Bloom and happy 61st to Bob Girard.
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