Wednesday Caps Clips: Oilers @ Caps Game Day

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's entanglement with Edmonton from Vogs, NHL.com (Compton), PeerlessRtR, WC2010 and CRtC, and be sure to check out our SB Nation partner, the always-spectacular Copper & Blue, for more coverage from the other side of tonight's match-up.
  • Notes and other assorted whatnot from yesterday's (very optional) practice. [Caps365 (video), DCEx (McNally), CI (Carrera)]
  • The Caps aren't dwelling on first place. [CI (Carrera)]
  • How do you stop Mike Green? Hit him. [WaPo (Carrera)]
  • If things keep goin' the way they've been goin', get ready for a first round matchup with... Tampa. [NHL.com (Masisak)]
  • Speaking of the Lightning, some writer for the St. Pete Times who thinks the Lightning have the least-supportive fans in hockey is mad at Bruce Boudreau for saying mean things about the Bolts' golden boy (but tacitly endorses the criticism of Steve Downie). [TampaBay.com]
  • Remember when the Caps used to get offensive contributions from the blueline? That was pretty sweet. [Insider2]
  • Maybe Dennis Wideman can pick up some of that slack (he's already doing it elsewhere). [KOL]
  • Will winning ugly through March pay dividends in April and beyond? [Examiner (Hoffman)]
  • The team is raising ticket prices again, and now have different prices for seats in the "attacking" (if you can call it that... zing!) and "defending" ends. [WaPo (Steinz, also at D.C. Sports Bog), Box Seats]
  • Have the Caps been playing possum? [ESPN (Burnside/LeBrun)]
  • The early returns on GMGM's deadline moves are positive. [CBSSports.com]
  • A roundup of yesterday's radio hits:
  • Alex Ovechkin is set to make a dream come true (hopefully the first of many over the next few months)... [Hockey Mom]
  • ... and probably has already fulfilled Steinz's one of fantasies by returning to Twitter. [D.C. Sports Bog]
  • AO: quality over quantity? [Preds On The Glass]
  • And while we're talking highlight reel goals, here's the best of Ovi from the past week. [CSN Washington (video)]
  • Everything you need to know about tomorrow's Congressional Hockey Challenge. [CHC, Capitals]
  • Finally, happy 47th birthday to Phil Housley.

Facebook_16 Twitter_16

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Japers' Rink

You must be a member of Japers' Rink to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Japers' Rink. You should read them.

Join Japers' Rink

You must be a member of Japers' Rink to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Japers' Rink. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker