Thursday Caps Clips: Caps @ Isles Game Day

WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 13: Nicklas Backstrom #19 of the Washington Capitals celebrtaes the third period game winning goal by Alex Ovechkin #8 against the New York Islanders at the Verizon Center on October 13 2010 in Washington DC. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's engagement on The Island from Vogs, NHL.com (Keiser), Peerless and WC2010, and be sure to check out our SB Nation partner Lighthouse Hockey for more coverage from the other side of tonight's match-up.
  • Notes and assorted whatnot from yesterday's practice. [Caps365 (video), CI]
  • Step One: Correctly identify the problem. Step Two: Do something about it... [NHL.com (Rosen), CI]
  • ... Step Three: Breakout. [Dump 'n Chase]
  • The Caps' top two netminders are having below-the-belt issues... [WaPo (Carrera)]
  • ... that have necessitated Braden Holtby being recalled from Hershey. [Caps News Network]
  • Related (or not): revealing the Caps' best bet between the pipes... so far. [RMNB]
  • In praise of the Caps' "other" Swedish pivot. [CSN Washington (Raby), Hockey Independent]
  • Ranking the rookie goalies (spoiler alert: Michal Neuvirth comes in third). [ESPN (Hradek; $)]
  • Brooks Laich did his weekly hit with The Sports Junkies. [106.7 The Fan (audio)]
  • Taking another look at our current concerns. [RtR]
  • On Alex Ovechkin's shooting. [BtN]
  • AO at 4/1 to be the first pick in the All-Star draft? Sounds like Vegas is trying to rob the gambling addicts who have only heard of a couple of hockey players. [KK]
  • Are the Caps still elite? [Box Seats]
  • It's a trap! [Blonde Girl's Guide]
  • Bill Clement has it all wrong about the Caps - grit ain't the issue. [StC]
  • If you want to read something on the WaPo's website that includes the phrase "[b]y contrast [to Ovechkin], Crosby plays by the rules," well, by all means, click away. [Box Seats]
  • Dynamo gets excited just thinking about the possibility of hosting the Caps next fall. [Alex Ovetjkin]
  • Good cause fundraiser alert. [RtR]

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