Tuesday Caps Clips: Caps @ Cats Game Day

WASHINGTON - JANUARY 08: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates with teammates after scoring the game winning goal in the third period against the Florida Panthers at the Verizon Center on January 8 2011 in Washington DC. The Capitals won the game 3-2. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's rematch with the Kitties in Sunrise from Vogs, NHL.com (Rosen), Peerless, WC2010, RLS and KOL, and be sure to check out our SB Nation partner Litter Box Cats for more coverage from the other side of tonight's match up.
  • Notes and assorted whatnot from yesterday's practice. [Caps365 (video), DCEx (McNally), CI]
  • Brian Willsie has been recalled from Hershey for the Florida trip, and he'll look to add to the 29 goals and 27 assists in 131 games that he had in his first stint as a Cap. [CI, Dump 'n Chase (with more on Cody Eakin)]
  • While high-quality depth down the middle isn't necessarily something the current Caps can boost, it looks like it'll be a strength before too long. [NHL.com (Masisak)]
  • Oh, Gabby, you crazy line-shuffler. [CI]
  • There can be only one... [SB Nation DC]
  • ... and, at the moment, it's Semyon Varlamov. [WaPo]
  • On the big ol' transformation. [NHL.com (Masisak), ESPN (Burnside)]
  • So is the Caps' PK really that good? [BtN, McNally's response]
  • And is the Caps' goaltending "legitimately below-average?" [BtN]
  • Time to make hay while the sun shines. [CI]
  • Tomorrow night's game is must-see TV. [ESPN (Burnside)]
  • Bruce Boudreau did his weekly hit on Kirk and Mike Mornings. [105.9 The Edge (audio, ~7:25 mark)]
  • Buy or sell: the Southeast is "the toughest division in the East right now." [CI]
  • It seems as if every eight months or so there's a new "Holy crap, Tom Poti has some serious allergies" article out there. Here's the latest. [AP]
  • I'd say that it looks like the Caps and Pens might be on a collision course, but someone would probably blame the Caps for any contact that was actually made and call for a suspension. [Hockey Independent]
  • We're gonna need a montage. [D.C. Sports Bog]
  • More from Caps Care Casino Night. [CSN Washington (video), OFB (pics)]
  • It's never too early to talk trade deadline. [StC]
  • A couple of Meet-and-Greets, if you're into that sort of thing. [RtR, RtR]
  • Bear Tracks! [LDN]
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov discusses his next conquest. [RMNB]
  • Finally,happy 46th birthday to Tim Bergland.

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