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Thursday Caps Clips: Caps @ Oilers Game Day

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's tangle in the City of Champions from Vogs, NHL.com (Harper), CW (Whyno), DCEx (McNally), Edmonton Journal (Matheson), SB Nation DC, Peerless, DSP, RMNB, RtR and CRtC, and be sure to check out our SB Nation partner The Copper & Blue for more coverage from the other side of tonight's match-up.
  • Notes and assorted whatnot from yesterday's practice:
  • On dealing with the long layoff and time change. [CW (Whyno), CSNW (Gormley), CI (Carrera)]
  • Tonight's game is a homecoming for former Oiler and Edmonton native Jason Chimera. [DCEx (McNally), CW (Whyno), CSNW (Gormley), CI (Carrera)]
  • The Caps aren't letting 7-0-0 go to their heads. [Dump 'N Chase, WashTimes (Daly), DCEx (McNally), DSP]
  • And does 7-0-0 even matter? [WaPo (video)]
  • The power play is getting a lot of ink/pixels... [WaPo (El-Bashir)]
  • ... but the penalty kill has been special as well. [WashTimes (Whyno)]
  • How tonight's opponents should remind the Caps of themselves from a few years back. [KOL]
  • Nine players in the League have been better than Vokoun so far? Bet the under. [THN]
  • Like Chimera, Roman Hamrlik is returning to his old stompin' grounds. [Capitals Voice]
  • The Captain's top-five plays of the week. [CSNW (video)]
  • Nicklas Backstrom is backstrom. [NHL.com (Cubeta)]
  • If the season ended today... a lot of fans would be upset. But Bruce Boudreau would likely have another Jack Adams Trophy win. [ESPN (Burnside)]
  • You thought you'd heard the last of the Matt Bradley/Alexander Semin saga. You thought wrong. [SB Nation DC]
  • Rock the... purple? [Box Seats (Weissman)]
  • Checking in down on the farm. [CSNW (Hughes)]
  • Finally, Backstrom provides the best answer to the question, "Which teammate would you call from jail if you got arrested?" [Caps365 (video)]

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