Monday Caps Clips: Caps @ Bolts Game Day

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of and thoughts on tonight's tangle with Tampa from Vogs, NHL.com, Peerless, RMNB and CRtC, and be sure to check out our SB Nation partner Raw Charge for more coverage from the other side of tonight's match-up.
    • With the playoff races coming down to the wire, Caps-Bolts has been picked up by NBC Sports Network and will also air on TSN2 and RDS. [NHL.com]
  • Notes from yesterday out at Kettler. [Rinkside Update]
    • No confirmation yet from the team, but reports indicate that Tomas Vokoun will be shut down for the year with a groin injury ... [CSNW (and video)]
    • ... which leaves the final three games and potential postseason play in the capable gloves and blockers of the Caps' homegrown goalie corps ... [WaPo, Puck Daddy]
    • ... such as this Top Ten beauty save by Michal Neuvirth on Blake Wheeler. And, er, yes, that was the game that began with a 3-0 Caps lead and ended as a 4-3 OT loss. Awkward ... [DSP]
    • ... especially since he's just had either a really good week ... [WaPo]
    • ... or not so much. More of that coin-flipping, we suppose. [WashTimes]
  • The Week That Was, Volume 25. [Peerless]
  • They call him The Paralyzer: Matt Hendricks and five other players who made a difference last week. [KOL]
  • Gentlemen, start your calculators - time to parse the Caps' playoff probabilities ... [DSP, Capital Spirit, WashTimes, Rocking the Red in Pittsburgh]
  • ... and don't put them away just yet - you've got some GVT numbers to run. Wait, what? [HockeyProspectus]
  • The Hershey Bears lost a second game in as many nights after turning a 5-2 deficit into a 6-5, thirteen round shootout loss. Dany Sabourin marked his tenth straight start in goal. [Patriot-News, SHoE, Caps Outsider]
  • Finally, today is the one-year anniversary of the AO Happy Dance™. How great would it be to see that once or twice again tonight?

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