Thursday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Senators Game Day

Beagle and Hendricks celly in the halcyon days when Beags had Ovi on his port wing. - USA TODAY Sports

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Previews of tonight's game against Ottawa, OviFever, and Brooks Laich gives us an update.

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's game in Their Nation's Capital from Vogs, NHL.com and Peerless, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Silver Seven for more from the other side of tonight's match-up.
  • Alex Ovechkin is certainly this season's runaway Most Valuable Pageview:
    • Now that's a headline. [CSNW]
    • Counsel for the party of the first part says "Aye". [WashTimes]
    • Counsel for the party of the second part says "Nay." [WashTimes]
    • The jury hands down its decision. [TSN]
    • The coin-flip Hart vote. And really, the fun is in watching the game. [Sportsnet, SB Nation]
    • Something something Southeast something. Not sure it's worth your time. [Guardian]
  • Dee-fence starts with o-ffense, and Mike Green haz it. [NHLcom]
  • All aboard the Oates Train. [Homer McFanboy]
  • Most dangerous team in the NHL? Might be, might depend on who is sitting in the stands in any given game. [CineSport (video), Kukla]
  • 'Course it helps to have Marcus Johansson finding his swede, swede stride. [WaPo]
  • Say, this whole having confidence thing is sorta awesome. [NBC4]
  • Attaboy, Brooks Laich, keep that chiseled chin up. [Sports Junkies (audio)]
  • Dynamo Moscow are your Kontinental Hockey League champions. AO32 and NB99 were understandably delighted to congratulate their former teammates, and it looks like the Captain is in line to receive another trinket for the trophy case. [Alex Ovetjkin, RMNB, Steve Dangle (full video highlights in English, and note that Evgeny Kuznetsov was oh-so-close, more than once)]
  • As the season winds toward its end, playoff seedings start to assemble themselves. Oh hai there Ottawa. Sure is lovely there in May. [Ottawa Sun]
  • Multitudes of former Minny Golden Gophers are helping new Hershey guy Nate Schmidt burrow in. [Strib]
  • So if you want to go to college and you want to play hockey, you should go to the Caps' College Hockey Fair. [College Hockey Inc.]
  • Finally, happy 35th birthday to Boyd Kane and happy 36th to Sebastien Charpentier.
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