Saturday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Flames Game Day

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Previews of tonight's tilt with the Flames, Canada's love affair with Ovechkin continues, the third line soars and more.

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of the Caps' visit to the Saddledome from Vogs,, AP, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Matchsticks and Gasoline for the other side of tonight's matchup.
  • A few leftovers from Thursday's win in Edmonton:
    • In general. [WaPo, WNST, Cult of Hockey, Oil Drop]
    • The third line had a great night against the Oilers, capped off by a goal from Edmonton's own Jason Chimera. We break it all down for you... [Rink]
    • ...and take a look at the goal that put the nail in the coffin, Nicklas Backstrom's tally that gave the Caps a 3-0 lead early in the third. [Rink]
  • News and notes from the road. [Monumental video (Oates, Ovechkin, Alzner, Rinkside Update/Carlson), Capitals Overtime, WaPo]
  • If you haven't heard yet, that Alex Ovechkin character is pretty good at hockey. And if you have... well, he's still pretty good at hockey. [CSNW, Sportsnet, Puck Daddy, Calgary Herald, CBC (video)]
  • Through the team's first ten games, the most consistent line has been the third line - thanks in large part to the contributions of Jason Chimera and Joel Ward. [WaPo]
  • Don't look now, but the Caps have won three in a straight. Hey, that constitutes a streak! It counts! Count it! [CSNW]
  • The Caps and Caps players take plenty of heat from plenty of people... but man, no one is tougher on them than Caps fans, as evidenced in this week's CSN 6-pack of questions. [CSNW]
  • With the Caps' defense struggling out of the gate, can Calle Johansson turn the ship around? [Talk the Red]
  • While he's at it, maybe he can fix this whole indecisive thing Mike Green has going on right now. [THW]
  • Checking in from down on the farm:
    • After almost three weeks away, the Bears are looking forward to returning to Hershey for a little homecooking and some Eastern Conference visitors... [Patriot-News]
    • ...both of which are former teams for Bears' forward Brandon Segal, who talks about playing against Hartford and Norfolk. [Patriot-News]
    • Meanwhile the Reading Royals picked up their first road win of the season, downing the Elmira Jackals on the front end of a home-and-home. [Royals]
  • Finally, be sure to check out this week's top GIFs - because if there's one thing everyone loves, it's a three-second clip of something hockey-related playing on an infinite loop! Plus, puppies. [Rink]

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