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Saturday Caps Clips: Caps @ Lightning Game Day

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's game against the Bolts from Vogs, Peerless, CSN Washington and NHL.com, and be sure to check out our SB Nation partner Raw Charge for coverage from the other side of tonight's match up.
  • To refresh your memory, this is the sixth and final meeting of the season between the Caps and Lightning on the season, with the Caps winning 3-0, 3-2 and 5-4 games and taking a 7-4 loss in Tampa and a 3-2 defeat at home last week.
  • Breaking down the Eastern Conference as the end draws nigh. [Corey Masisak]
  • The key to the Caps' power-play success? The system. And the talent. But mostly the system. And the talent. [NHL.com]
  • Anything below $6.9 million per year would be a steal for Nicklas Backstrom? Yikes. [A Capital Offense]
  • And the Hart Trophy winner is... guess. [Star]
  • An interview with Alex Ovechkin's mother - worth clicking through just for the picture of young Alex and Gheorghe Muresan. No? [RMNB, Alex Ovetjkin]
  • If you can stomach Mike Milbury talking to Colin Campbell (they mention the Ovechkin suspension), more power to you. [Puck Daddy]
  • The Bears cruised to an 8-2 win last night for their franchise-best 52nd win of the season... with a dozen left to play. [Patriot-News]
  • Is Cody Eakin the Caps' best pick from the 2009 draft? Ask me again in five years. [The Hockey News]
  • Speakin' of Eakin, he was named to the All-WHL Eastern Conference second team, while fellow Caps prospect Dan Dunn was named the third-team All-WCHA goaltender.