Wednesday Caps Clips: Stranded by the Islanders

Patrick Smith

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Recaps of last night's shutout loss, updates on Mike Green's status, Martin Erat the Olympian and more.

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's loss from us (with quotes, and relive the night in GIFs), Vogs, Monumental video (OatesNeuvirthLaichFehrAlzner), NHL.comAPWaPoWashTimes, CSNW (gamerblog), Peerless, Frankovic, DSPRMNBIslanders Point Blank and Lighthouse Hockey.
    • The rest of the team may not have stepped up their game last night, but Michal Neuvirth was certainly on his, with a number of great saves - and a couple of absolutely sparkling ones. [Monumental videoRMNB]
    • Not every game is going to be a high-scoring romp like Sunday... which is unfortunate, since the Caps don't seem to play that well in the low-scoring ones. [RinkWaPo]
    • Mike Milbury had bad, mostly idiotic things to say about Alex Ovechkin. In other news, the sky? Still blue. [WaPo]
    • Not that the Caps gave them much to celebrate, but last night was the team's annual Salute to the Military Night, honoring the brave men and women who can never be honored enough. [Caps Outsider]
  • Taking a closer look at Connor Carrick, and how having a 19-year-old defenseman in the NHL may be hurting the team - and him. [Rink]
  • Congratulations to Martin Erat, who will replace the injured Vladimir Sobotka on the Czech team in Sochi. [WaPoCSNWNBC4PHTAP]
  • Predicting the Olympic medal winners. How does one say "hooray, we won the gold medal!" in Swedish? [ESPN ($)]
  • After missing the last three games with a concussion, it looks like Mike Green will be sitting out the remainder of the team's pre-Olympic games. Great. [WaPoCSNWNBC4PHT]
  • Taking a closer look at John Erskine. [F Street Faithful]
  • For this year's Caps, momentum is merely an illusion. [Talk the Red]
  • The Caps need one of their goalies to step up and steal a game or two. Of course even when they attempt to do so, it helps if their team scores at least one goal. [CSNW]
  • Why George McPhee may or may not be colossally wrong about the Caps' goaltending... [RMNB]
  • ...and why bringing in Ryan Miller is probably not a likely option. [Bleacher Report]
  • The Caps' intern checks in again with some important lessons learned. Like never EVER sit in GMGM's chair. [Caps Overtime]
  • Ryan Stoa may not have gotten into any games for the Caps, but he did get a practice souvenir courtesy of Calle Johansson. What's a few stitches between friends? [Patriot-News]
  • Finally, happy 33rd birthday to Kris Beech.

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