Saturday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Canadiens Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Looking ahead to tonight's tilt in la belle province, checking in on the red-hot playoff race and more.

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's match du hockey à Montreal from Vogs, NHL.com, AP, RtR and Peerless, and be sure to check out our francophone friends over at Eyes on the Prize for the other side of tonight's matchup.
    • Looking for a place to watch the game with good folks and libations a-plenty? The Puck Buddys have got you covered! [Puck Buddys]
  • News and notes from Friday's practice out at Bell Centre:
  • Mathieu Perreault: A little bundle of joy. Now, at least. [CSNW]
  • So about that loss the other night... it's out of your system now, yes? Good. Moving on. [WaPo (and again), Caps Across the Pond]
    • We mustn't dwell, Braden Holtby. No, not today. We CAN'T. Not on Caps-Habs game day! [WaPo]
  • Teemu Selanne, Cam Neely, Igor Larionov, Alex Ovechkin. Yup, that'll work. [NHL.com]
  • Speaking of Ovechkin, (and we always are and we love it) he's making a run for both the Hart and Richard trophies this year... [Mtl Gazette, CSNW, Chicago Tribune]
  • ...but it's totally unsustainable because reasons and numbers and loud noises. [Driving Play]
  • None of that matters when you have a wicked glove hand, though. That we never want you using again, Alex. [Puck Daddy]
  • A year from now we could very well see Evgeny Kuznetsov in a Caps' jersey... if he wants to be in one. [RMNB]
  • The boss weighs in on the Caps' recent hot streak as his other team packs it in for the summer. [Bog]
  • As strange as it may have seemed even a month ago, the playoff race between the Caps and Jets is heating up. [ESPN, Puck Daddy, Winnipeg Sun]
  • Of course, even being in the playoff race at all is due in large part to the man behind the bench, who has the Caps right on schedule. [Globe and Mail]
  • Meanwhile down on the farm:
    • A late goal by trade deadline gift-with-purchase Michael Latta gave the Hershey Bears an important 2-1 victory and put their playoff fate in their own hands. [PennLive, LDNews, SHOE]
    • While in Harrisburg, the Senators (Double-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals) wore Hershey Bears-themed jerseys to celebrate Hockey Night at the ballpark. Synergy! [PennLive]
  • Ovechkin's former club (and Gagarin Cup champs) Dynamo Moscow celebrated its 90th anniversary yesterday. And many more! ...just not with Ovi. [Alex Ovetjkin]
  • Finally, happy 63rd birthday to Mike Lampman.
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