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Friday Caps Clips: Rangers @ Caps Game Day

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of this afternoon's bash with the Blueshirts from Vogs, NHL.com, CRtC and Caps Basketball, and be sure to check out friend-of-the-blog Scotty Hockey and our SB Nation partner Blueshirt Banter for more coverage from the other side of today's match-up.
  • Notes and assorted whatnot from yesterday's Thanksgiving Day practice:
    • The full team (minus Beagle and Green) participated in a practice that was closed to the public but open to the press. [@TarikElBashir]
    • Cody Eakin practiced fully, and stated, "No headaches or anything, definitely not a concussion. I was buzzing a little bit after, but I don’t think the impact was too, too solid." [WaPo]
    • Jets defenseman Zach Bogosian will not face any discipline from the League for the hit to Eakin's noggin. [NHL.com, PHTWashTimes]
    • Looking for a bit more offense, and anticipating the suspension/demotion of F Andre Deveaux, the Rangers have called up forwards Carl Hagelin and John Mitchell. Hagelin will be making his NHL debut today. [THW, NY Blueshirts]
  • 20 games in, we have some entries for the team leaderboard:
    • Your 2011-2012 Capitals goal-scoring leader: Jason Chimera. [WashTimes, WaPo]
    • Your 2011-2012 Capitals versatility leader: Brooks Laich. [WashTimes]
    • Your 2011-2012 Capitals hard-luck and get-this-man-a-point-already leader: Mike Knuble. [DCEx]
    • Your 2011-2012 Capitals timely-hip-check-throwing and adorable-rookie-interview leader: Dmitry Orlov. [RMNBWashTimes]
  • More on Accountability. [DCEx, WaPo]
  • After his team strung together two mostly solid wins, Bruce Boudreau's job security seems more, well, secure. [CSNW]
  • These are the times that try teams' souls, or maybe it was just a week or so in a long season. [DSP]
  • Reminder: Register to celebrate Movember with the mustachioed Caps on Sunday at Liberty Tavern in Arlington. [CSNW]
  • HBO will premiere its 15-minute preview of "24/7 Flyers-Rangers: Road to the Winter Classic" tonight at 9:15 Eastern. The schedule for additional airings is at the link, and don't forget the popcorn. [Philadelphia Daily News]
  • Possibly related: "HBO 24/7 flyers vs rangers will start filming tomorrow , rangers vs caps and flyers vs canadiens" [@]
  • Also possibly related: The reality of HBO cameras recording every moment of a losing streak. [NY Daily News]

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