Your savory breakfast links:
- Recaps and other assorted musings from us, Vogs, Monumental video (Trotz, Oshie, Niskanen, Grubauer, Williams, highlights), NHL.com, AP, WaPo, NoVa Caps, RMNB, Peerless, Mercury News, Sharks, and Fear the Fin.
- Nicklas Backstrom talks about his Olympic disappointment, fatherhood, yelling at Alex Ovechkin, and more. [Expressen]
- With both team and coach eager to finally get past the second round, the Caps are preparing for the pressure of the playoffs. [Puck Daddy]
- News and notes from yesterday's pregame skate:
- The GMs will gather in Florida this week to discuss many tremendously important things like... increasing the penalty for skipping an All-Star Game. K. [Sportsnet]
- Almost two years into his tenure with the Caps, Matt Niskanen is proving his worth. [Hibbing Daily Tribune]
- Looking at a couple of possible first-round matchups for the Caps. Y'know, if the Caps make the playoffs at all. [CSNMA]