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Wednesday Caps Clips: Isles @ Caps Game Day

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's game against the James Wisniewski-less Islanders from Vogs,, Peerless, LIR, KOL and RLS, and be sure to check out our SB Nation partner Lighthouse Hockey for coverage from the other side of tonight's match up.
  • Notes from yesterday's practice - who was on the ice (or, more notably, who wasn't), who was centering the top line, and more. [CI, CI, DCEx, DCEx]
  • The Caps are a little dinged, but the can still send out a full lineup (and then some). That's how it's done in the Cap Era, Lou. [Dump 'n Chase]
  • Brooks Laich and Alex Semin have great chemistry. Tomas Fleischmann? He's, um, on that line too. [Masisak]
  • Eric Fehr looks to take the proverbial "next step." [Carrera]
  • Week One scoring chances. Spoiler alert: Marcus Johansson was struggling a bit before his injury. [RMNB]
  • In case you haven't noticed, the Caps' power play is struggling (and has been since, oh, March). [CI]
  • On the Caps' new personality. [SB Nation DC]
  • "The Evolution of Mike Green." Money. [Caps365 (video)]
  • John Carlson on the ol' radio. [LaVar and Dukes]
  • Nice new feature (and banner) over at Jumping the Glass: Three for Three. [JtG]
  • Smokey, this is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules. And Alex Ovechkin's head in a bowling ball bag. [D.C. Sports Bog, Puck Daddy]
  • All of AO's overtime goals in one post. Well isn't that convenient. [SB Nation DC]
  • The good and the bad, through three. [Hockey Independent]
  • Trying to separate legitimate concerns with, well, "other." [RtR]
  • Balancing rock star celebrity with the captaincy. [KOL]
  • A Redskin gets his kid a Jeff Schultz jersey. No word on whether Sarge got a "Crter" jersey in return. [D.C. Sports Bog]
  • Some lucky fans got to hang with The Great Eight. [Upper Deck Blog]
  • Wanna make some money? Get a job. Or... [FanPost]
  • Tips for Karl Alzner as he heads to IKEA. [JtG]
  • Ovi makes another Top Ten of All-Time list. [Greatest Hockey Legends]
  • Bear Tracks! [LDN]
  • Hershey captain Andrew Joudrey keeps a proper perspective. [LDN]
  • On Brian Fahey and his second tour of duty with the Bears. [Patriot-News]
  • Jose Theodore is adjusting to his new 'mates. [StarTribune]
  • The Oilers cut Alexandre Giroux and he's not happy about it. My advice? Be better at hockey. [OilFieldHockey]
  • Finally, happy 45th birthday to Paul Cavallini.