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Sunday Caps Clips: Caps @ Blackhawks Game Day

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of this afternoon's game from Vogs, Peerless, PHT, Chicago-Tribune, CapsBlog, CSN Washington and NHL.com, and be sure to check out our SB Nation partner Second City Hockey for coverage from the other side of this afternoon's match up.
  • This is the first and only regular season meeting between between the Caps and 'Hawks (the teams did meet twice in the preseason, with the Caps winning both games, by 3-2 and 6-2 counts).
  • The Caps will look to get back on track today against one of the League's elite teams. [WaPo]
  • If you're looking for a place to watch the game with good people, you'll find 'em up in Baltimore and over in Fairfax.
  • Notes from yesterday's practice. [CI]
  • Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun talk Hart Trophy. [ESPN, and for more click here]
  • Nicklas Backstrom is more than a little bit unsigned awesome. [CSN Washington]
  • The Cap who brings the fewest "intangibles" to the party? Tomas Fleischmann. [TSN]
  • "Barack the Red" hits the big time. [D.C. Sports Bog, Puck Daddy]
  • After playing a full season in the KHL, Dmitri Orlov is tearing up Russia's second-tier League. [RMNB]
  • Locals want you to stop honking after Caps games. (Thanks for honoring their request on Friday night.) [WTOP]
  • The Caps make the list of "Biggest Brawls of the last 23 Years." [BtN (with the box score from the referenced game here)]
  • Finally, happy 30th birthday to Joe Motzko.