Saturday Caps Clips: Caps @ Bruins Game Day

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Previews of today's matinee in Beantown, updates on Grabovski, trade deadline madness and more.

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of this afternoon's visit with the Bruins from VogsNHL.comAP, ESPN Boston and Peerless, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Stanley Cup of Chowder for the other side of today's matchup.
  • A few leftovers from the win over the Panthers:
    • Breaking down some defensive breakdowns that mattered - because you don't blow two two-goal leads by keeping things buttoned up in your own zone, that's for darn sure. [Rink]
    • Thoughts and recaps on the game. [WaPoLitter Box Cats]
    • Tim Thomas trips over himself and still manages to make a save. Guess he practiced that move in the bunker. [NBC4]
  • News and notes from yesterday's pre-flight practice in Florida:
    • In general. [Monumental video (OatesRinkside update/Laich)]
    • After taking an awkward tumble early in the game against the Panthers, Mikhail Grabovski is out with another ankle injury and has returned to DC for further evaluation. Ruh-roh. [WaPoCSNW]
    • With Grabo on the shelf, the Caps have recalled Casey Wellman from the Hershey Bears. [Caps]
  • Bossman JP did a radio hit with LaVar and Dukes yesterday and it was about as optimistic as you'd expect. [1067theFan (audio)]
  • It's alive...it's aliiiiiive! And it wears #20. [RMNB]
  • In order to get Evgeny Kuznetsov over here to help with the Caps' playoff push, his KHL playoff push has to fall flat. Fail, Traktor, fail! [CSNW]
  • Rest assured, if and when Kuznetsov comes to the States he'll have quite the cushy place to stay - and it ain't the Holiday Inn. [WaPo]
  • The trade deadline is just days away, which means all the madness you could possibly want and then some:
    • George McPhee is keeping things close to the vest, as usual. [CSNW]
    • Should the Caps go after Ryan Kesler? [PHT]
    • What about Ryan Mille-...oops. Too late. [CSNWRMNB]
    • The trade that sent Miller and Steve Ott to the Blues could be the big move everyone's been waiting for to shake some pieces loose. Gentlemen, start your phones. [NHL.com]
  • Breaking down the great Russian hockey anthem, "Shaybu, Shaybu". Because it's just too good not to revisit one more time. [Grantland (DGB)]
  • Once again, an International snafu is impacting Nicklas Backstrom. [Caps Outsider]
  • Finally, happy 32nd birthday to Brian Sutherby.
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