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Thursday Caps Clips: Jets @ Caps Game Day

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's joust with the Jets from Vogs, NHL.com, SB Nation DC, Peerless, VC Chillin, and CRtC, and be sure to check out our SB Nation partner Arctic Ice Hockey for more coverage from the other side of tonight's match-up.
  • Notes and assorted whatnot from yesterday out at Kettler:
    • Alex Ovechkin, Dennis Wideman, and Brooks Laich's left knee were granted a maintenance day. The right knee tried to suit up, but was sent back to the trainer's room. [WaPo, WashTimes, 106.7 The Fan]
    • The knee held up "actually really well." Laich chatted up the Sports Junkies... [106.7 The Fan (audio), WashTimes (partial transcript)]
    • ... and D-Wides checked in with WNST up in Baltimore. [WNST.net (audio)]
  • Folks took note as Joel Ward had his strongest game in weeks on Tuesday ... [DCEx, WashTimes, CSNW]
  • ... and as part of Hockey Day in Canada festivities, he talked about his Prince Edward Island roots. [CBC.ca]
  • Busted beak and all, Dmitry Orlov is looking more veteran every day. [WashTimes]
  • Mike Knuble is taking the long view on Nick Backstrom's return from concussion. [CSNW]
  • Jeff Schultz is workin' his way back to you, babe. [Dump 'n' Chase]
  • All those home wins? Give yourselves a hand, Verizon Center faithful. [KOL]
  • Détente! Canadiens-Ovechkin relations have been normalized after AO met with and was absolved by the kid he "snowed" in April 2010. [Montreal Gazette, Alex Ovetjkin (and again, with Russian TV video of the charity event)]
  • Fun with charts. Ovechkin, pre- and post-Dale Hunter. [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • Can't find ice time for your kid in metro DC? That's the Ovi Effect. [WaPo]
  • Stanislav Galiev got some welcome good news from the the Caps' medical staff yesterday. [CSNW, Station Nation]
  • Puck drop is 11:30am today for Evgeny Kuznetsov and Team Russia in frigid Helsinki. [RMNB]
  • Finally, happy 52nd birthday to Neil Sheehy.

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