Thursday Caps Clips

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 30: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates with teammates Marcus Johansson #90 and Nicklas Backstrom #19 after Ovechkin scored a goal to give the Capitals a 3-2 lead in the third period in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 30, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Your savory breakfast links:

● Easing on down the road to Hockeygeddon with the Cousins. [Peerless]

When you chat about your coworkers in Czech to the press back home, how might your words be received in the locker room at work? [CSNW (video)]

Related: in classic Washington press conference protocol, remarks were revised and clarified. [RMNB]

● Who would you rather ... trade for Bobby Ryan? [Rant Sports]

Rod knows baseball. In which Phil Chenier and the Secretary of Defense provide some cross-sport hobnobbery for Caps and Bullets' season ticket holders at Nationals Park. [DSP]

More cross-sport hobnobbery - Alex Ovechkin, Stanislav Galiev, and Sergey Kostenko took in a little metric football at RFK. [kostenkosergey1]

And even more - Nicklas Backstrom and Marcus Johansson will be playing in a golf tourney today, along with Jacob Markstrom. [My News Desk]

● Before there was Horn Guy, before there was Goat, there was ... this guy. [SI]

● Finally, hockey hot seats come in many shapes. This one just happens to be shaped like Sergei Fedorov as he takes on the challenge of GM'ing a once-storied franchise back to glory. [IIHF]

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