Monday Caps Clips

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 14: Nicklas Backstrom #19 of the Washington Capitals is congratulated by teammate Jay Beagle #83 after Backstrom scored the game winner against the Boston Bruins in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on April 14, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Washington Capitals defeated the Boston Bruins 2-1 in double overtime. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Your savory breakfast links:

● Did someone open a window? It's a bit drafty in here. [Ted's Take]

Let's hope George McPhee has extra batteries and a charger for his phone - this week promises to be a busy one. [PHT]

Hockey's Future takes a look through the Caps' cupboard and provides some advice. [HF]

The Caps have three picks in the top-54 of the draft. How has that worked out before? [Peerless]

● Speaking of GMGM, he called in to NHL Live on Friday. [Caps365 (video)]

● Could Dennis Wideman be Rocking the Red (Wings) next season? [DFP]

● Today's year-end review: Karl Alzner. [RtR]

Freddy Cassivi and a bunch of former Bears notables will be suiting up for the AHL Outdoor Classic Alumni Game. [Patriot-News, LDN]

● Congrats are in order for the Caps Red Line crew and also Joe Beninati for their Emmy awards ... [Capital Emmys, CSNW (video)]

○ ... and also for Steve Whyno of the Washington Times, who received the 2012 Dateline Award for Sports from the Society of Professional Journalists. [SPJDC, WashTimes]

● Finally, from the "Caps on Holiday" files, here is Bäckis giving back and awarding scholarships to some ninth graders. [Arbetarbladet (Swedish link)]

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