Saturday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Sharks Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Previews of tonight's final game of the California road trip against the Sharks, the Caps sign Caleb Herbert and more.

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's visit to the Shark Tank from VogsNHL.comAP and Peerless, and be sure to check out our SB Nation buddies over at Fear the Fin and Battle of Cali for the other side of tonight's matchup
    • A win by the Sharks tonight - combined with specific results in a few other games - could clinch a playoff spot for San Jose. Let's make them wait a bit longer, eh, Caps? [CSN Bay Area]
  • Too little, too late? [WaPo]
  • Leftovers from Thursday's shootout loss to the Kings. [WaPo (with five thoughts), The Royal HalfWNST]
    • Little things have been killing the Caps all year long - and while it didn't result in a goal, a couple of mistakes on these little things led to some prime scoring chances by the Kings. [Rink]
    • Tale of the tape from Tom Wilson's bout with LA's Kyle Clifford. [Caps Outsider]
  • News and notes from yesterday's practice in San Jose:
    • In general. [Monumental video (OatesRinkside Update/Halak), Capitals OT (and again)]
    • Picking up a point against the Kings in their shootout loss keeps the Caps in the thick of the playoff hunt... [CSNW]
    • ...but will they make the cut? [CSNW]
    • Just a couple of weeks removed from signing one 2010 draft pick, the Caps have locked up another, inking 22-year-old Caleb Herbert to a two-year entry level contract. [CapsCSNWRMNB]
  • An update on the ongoing negotiations to extend the affiliation between the Caps and the Hershey Bears past this season. [Patriot-News]
  • Step aside, Abbott and Costello - the best comedy duo on the radio is back, as Karl Alzner and John Carlson roll out another handful of commercials. [WaPo]
  • Finally, happy 37th birthday to Joel Kwiatkowski and Tom Poti, and raise a glass to the memory of the late John Kordic, who would have been 49 today.
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