Friday Caps Clips: 'Canes @ Caps Game Day

WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 28: Alexander Semin #28 of the Washington Capitals celebrates with Alex Ovechkin #8 Mike Green #52 and Nicklas Backstrom #19 after scoring in the first period against the Carolina Hurricanes at the Verizon Center on November 28 2010 in Washington DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Be sure to check out Japers' Rink Radio tomorrow morning (and available for download thereafter), as Pepper and Russell welcome the one and only Smokin' Al Koken back to the show.
  • Previews of tonight's clash with the 'Canes from Vogs, NHL.com (Masisak), SB Nation DC, PeerlessRtR and CRtC, and be sure to check out our SB Nation partner, Canes Country, for more coverage from the other side of tonight's match-up.
  • Notes and other assorted whatnot from yesterday's practice. [Caps365 video (Boudreau, team picture), DCEx (McNally), WaPo (Wang), mediachameleon (pic, pic)]
  • Boz on the Caps hitting their stride. [WaPo (Boswell)]
  • A few more notes from Wednesday night's waxing of Edmonton... [D.C. Sports Bog, CI (Carrera), Box Seats]
  • ... including a closer look at Braden Holtby's shutout. [RMNB]
  • Alex Ovechkin is scoring again, and that's helping the Caps. Who knew? [NHL.com (Masisak)]
  • Let's hear it for the defense. [Dump 'n Chase]
  • Breaking down the race for the top spot in the SED. [NHL.com (Masisak)]
  • Dennis Wideman is working out nicely. [DCEx (McNally)]
  • Yesterday's radio hits:
  • The Caps react to Zdeno Chara's hit on Max Pacioretty. [DCEx (McNally)]
  • Speaking of which, it's a sad day when someone draws up an "All-Concussion Team." [Gazette]
  • Our poorly-kept secret that practice at Kettler is just about the best value in town for your entertainment dollar is getting out. [WaPo]
  • Professor Bradley supports the Arlington Plane'arium. [RtR]
  • Nice interview/profile of a guy who really hasn't gotten enough credit around here, Arturs Irbe. [ECHL]
  • Down in South Carolina, Joe Finley has been suspended for a couple of games. [Rays The Roof]
  • In happier prospect news, some nice accolades for Brett Flemming. [OHL]
  • From the "Sports Mirrors Real Life" file, K Street lobbyists imposed their will upon elected Members of Congress last night. [Puck Buddys, NEI on Flickr]
  • If you like fun and supporting good causes, make sure to head out to RMNB Party 2 tomorrow night - sure to be a good time. [RMNB]
  • Finally, happy 44th birthday to Bill Houlder.

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