PHILADELPHIA, PA - MARCH 22: Alex Ovechkin #8 (L) of the Washington Capitals celebrates his goal at 26 seconds of the first period with Mike Green #52 (R) in their game against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center on March 22, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Your savory breakfast links:
- Recaps and other assorted musings on yesterday's shootout loss from us, Caps365 video (Hunter, Caps players), Vogs, , VoiceNHL.com, WaPo (gamer, blog), WashTimes (gamer, blog, blog, blog), CSNW (gamer, highlights), 106.7 The Fan (gamer), PHT, SB Nation DC, Peerless, Frankovic, RMNB (gamer, blog), RtR, Caps Outsider, Caps B-Ball and DSP.
- Previews (and such) of tonight's wrangle with Winnipeg from Vogs, NHL.com, Peerless and CRtC, and be sure to check out the Winnipeg Free Press and our SB Nation partner Arctic Ice Hockey for more coverage from the other side of tonight's match-up.
- No love lost here. [Globe and Mail]
- Life without Nicklas Backstrom. [CSNW (video)]
- All this strugglin' is just a team rounding into playoff form. Right? [NHL.com]
- Alex Ovechkin is ramping it up ... [ESPN]
- ... while he continues to take a lot of shots ... [Backhand Shelf]
- ... and will be featured in an interview by Lindsay Czarniak on SportsCenter this Sunday. [DC Sports Bog, Alex Ovetjkin]
- Perusing the playoff permutations. [THW]
- Mike Knuble in springtime. [RMNB]
- The Southeast Division has some talented rookie defensemen, and Dmitry Orlov is one of them. [Hockey's Future]
- Weagles Up! on this nifty Caps jersey concept redesign. [Icethetics]
- Ranking the managers general of the Southeast Division. [ESPN $]
- Sometime in early December, the Hershey Bears will pay a visit to the Norfolk Admirals - at the Verizon Center. Group tickets go on sale Monday. Shall we? [NTFN]
- Finally, we all know what Michal Neuvirth wants for his 24th birthday today. Happy 36th to Nolan Baumgartner, and happy 54th to Bengt-Ake Gustafsson.