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Tuesday Caps Clips: Flames @ Caps Game Day

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's fracas with the Flames from Vogs, NHL.com, QMI, SB Nation DC, Peerless, RMNB, hockey yelling and CRtC, and be sure to check out our SB Nation partner Matchsticks and Gasoline for more coverage from the other side of tonight's match-up.
  • Notes and assorted whatnot from yesterday's practice out at Kettler:
    • In general. [Caps365 video (Kettler Report, Hunter, Ovechkin, Backstrom), Joanne P (pics)]
    • Alexander Semin didn't practice... [WaPo]
    • ... due to a cut on his right arm... [WaPo]
    • ... or not. [@VogsCaps]
    • Mike Green is "pretty close" to returning to the lineup, which is "pretty close" to being great news. [WaPo]
    • Back to Hershey with ye, Cody Eakin. [Nosebleeds]
    • Jason Chimera had his ~2025 Draft-eligible son out on the ice. Aww. [CSNW, RMNB]
  • Alex Ovechkin is your Second Star of the Week. [Capitals, WaPo]
  • Things are starting to come together for the boys in red. [WaPo]
  • The Caps have been finishing strong of late (on the scoreboard, at least). [Dump 'n Chase]
  • Jeff Halpern is killing it in the dot. [WashTimes]
  • The Caps hope to sneak up on a trio of upcoming Western Conference opponents. [KOL]
  • "The Washington Capitals' ticket revenue climbed 82 per cent in five seasons to $1 million per game last year." That's like one Mike Knuble every two games! [The Star]
  • In case you hadn't heard, the NHL staged its annual "Winter Classic" yesterday, and now that it's over, we can all spend the next year or two speculating about when our nation's capital will host one. [CSNW, ESPN ($), DSP]
  • A look at the top Bears moments of 2011. [SHoE]
  • Finally, happy 43rd birthday to Hall-of-Famer Steve Poapst and happy 38th birthday to Stefan Ustorf.

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