Monday Caps Clips: In the Nick of Time

Paul Bereswill

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Links to recaps of last night's win over New York, more trade deadline fever, and it is bracketology time in college hockey.

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's win from us, Monumental video (Oates, Backstrom, players), Vogs, Capitals Voice, NHL.com, WaPo, WashTimes, DCEx, CSNW (gamer, blog, Joe B.), PHT, Frankovic, Peerless, DSP, RtR and RMNB (and again), and for the view from the other side, Blueshirt Banter, NYPost, and NYT.
    • "Patience", preached. And practiced. [CSNW]
    • Henrik Lundqvist sez he's "fine" after absorbing that Mike Ribeiro shot to the face mask. Perfectly fine, is he. [Newsday]
    • Quiz: Brooks Laich spent his injury recovery time a) eating take-out and DVR'ing "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo", b) fixing small appliances and changing fuses at the local orphanage, or c) watching every game with Caps video coach Blaine Forsythe and diagramming plays on Acela Club napkins. [WashTimes]
  • In which power-play prowess is masking Alex Ovechkin 's even strength decline. [RMNB]
  • Today in "Ribeiro and the trade deadline..." [BrooksLaichYear, Rocking the Red in Pittsburgh]
  • ... but let's hear from the man himself. [WashTimes]
  • Joey Crabb made an immediate impact upon his arrival in Worcester, where he assisted on Patrick McNeill's goal and the Hershey Bears gained two very critical points. [SHoE]
  • Over in the E, the top two seeds are finalized. The Reading Royals are the Eastern Conference (regular season) champs, and the Alaska Aces secured the Western Conference title and Brabham Cup for home ice advantage throughout the Kelly Cup playoffs.
  • Congrats are in order for Austin Wuthrich, who was named to the All-CCHA Tournament team after he and teammate and fellow Caps prospect Thomas DiPauli celebrated Notre Dame's conference tournament championship. [@CCHAhockey (pic, and again), USCHO.com (videos)]
  • Bracketology: Caps prospects will be playing on four of the 16 teams invited to the NCAA Tournament, vying to play their way to the Frozen Four in ... Consol Energy Center. [Brackets, Analysis, Previews (Northeast, East, Midwest, West)]
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov had an assist on Traktor's lone goal as the White Bears fell into an 0-2 ECF hole against the Snow Leopards. The series resumes on Wednesday. [KHL.ru]
  • Finally, Andrei Nikolishin hits the big 4-0 today, happy 57th to Dwight Schofield and happy 58th to Ted Bulley.
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