Sunday Caps Clips: Czech Republic @ Russia Game Day

BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA - MAY 03: Alexei Morozov (#95) of Russia celebratewith his team mates after he scores his team's winning goal during the IIHF World Championship group A match between Slovakia and Russia at Orange Arena on May 3, 2011 in Bratislava, Slovakia. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Your savory Sunday brunch links:

  • The Alex Ovechkin Show moves to Bratislava, Slovakia where Jaromir Jagr and the Czech Republic await Team Russia in the WC qualification round. Puck drops at 12:15 Eastern, and old friend Ondrej Pavelec will most likely be in net for the Czech. [IIHF, ThrasherBacker]
    • And oh yeah, AO is still kinda a big deal in international hockey. At least judging from his reception at the airport and the parking lot. [Alex Ovetjkin, RMNB]
    • Misty water-colored World Championship memories. [IIHF]
    • A look at Ovi's first day and practice. With bonus Bykov interview. [AllHockey.ru, via GoogleTrans]
  • Meanwhile, back in DC:
  • The Boudreau debate continues
  • The roster debate continues
    • Break up the Young Guns. For starters. [WaPo (TEB)]
    • Decision time regarding the RFAs and UFAs. [DCEx (McNally)]
    • Poker face. [WashTimes (Whyno)]
  • The "What It All Means" debate continues
    • Another year of pain. [DCEx (Loverro)]
    • Something something Sergio Garcia something. [WashTimes (Daly)]
  • Prospect playoff update:
    • Stanislav Galiev had one assist for the Saint John Sea Dogs in a 3-2 loss to the Gatineau Olympiques.  This was only the second regulation loss at Harbour Station all year and the series is even at one game each.  The next game is @ Gatineau on Monday.
    • Cody Eakin went 1-2-3 and was on-ice for only one (shorthanded) goal against in a 7-5 win at the Rose Garden in Portland. He was named First Star of the Game.  The WHL series is tied at one game each and the next game is Tuesday in Cranbrook.
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