Saturday Caps Clips: Bruins @ Caps Game Day

Rob Carr

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The puck drops at 12:30 for the final regular season game against the Beantown Bruins, Jack Hillen and Mikhail Grabovski are feeling better but not that much better, and awesome Joel Ward is awesome.

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of today's matinee with big bad Boston from Vogs, NHL.comWaPo, Peerless and Talk the Red, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Stanley Cup of Chowder for the other side of tonight's matchup.
    • "Since falling 4-2 to the Capitals on March 1, the Bruins (50-17-6) have outscored opponents 50-18 in non-shootout goals during a 13-0-1 stretch..." [CBSSports]
    • Boston's next three games are against the teams battling for playoff wildcard position, and likely the B's first-round opponent.  First up - the Caps. [CSNNE]
  • News and notes from yesterday out at Kettler:
  • How hot is GM George McPhee's hot seat this season? [WaPo]
  • There's lots of love in the air these days for Joel Ward.  If you read only one link today, make it this interview. [NHL.com]
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov will keep his goal cellys toned down - at least until he's scored a bunch of 'em. Plus bonus Sergei Fedorov. [RMNB]
  • The advent of the new CBA and the new hotel allowance meant the demise of the John Carlson / Karl Alzner roommate videos.  We'll score this one a "push". [DC Sports Bog]
  • TSN's Cabbie Richards came through DC this week, and somehow his visit involved a certain amount of sartorial splendor.  [TSN]
  • Caps and their kiddie pix... so cute! [Capitals Hill]
  • Hershey captain Dane Byers gave his squad a speech in the second intermission, with the Bears down 1-0.  Whatever he said, worked, because they came out and dropped 4 goals on Albany in the third to win the game. They remain three points out of playoff position. [Patriot-News]
  • Oh hai there Mike Gartner! [Orilla Packet]
  • Finally, happy 63rd birthday to Hartland Monahan, happy 57th to Eddie Godin, and a very happy 20th birthday to Tom Wilson.  Go get 'em, Willsy.
  • One more: Here's your guide to post-conference realignment playoff seeding and re-seeding.  We're gonna need a bigger abacus. [Globe and Mail]
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