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Friday Caps Clips: Biscuits in Blues’ Baskets

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps clobber the Blues, the Mentors’ trip is in full swing, prospect updates and more.

NHL: Washington Capitals at St. Louis Blues Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Your high-scoring breakfast links:

  • Pregame, Tom Wilson’s dad Keven stopped in to chat with Mike Vogel. Somehow, this is Papa Wilson’s fourth(!) dad’s trip. [Rinkside Update]
  • Pics and posts of all the papas. [Capitals, NoVa Caps (and again), CBS DC]
  • The NHL is starting to roll out its new (downsized) goalie gear, and both of the Capitals’ tendies are test-driving their new goalie pants in practice. [WaPo]
  • Prospect updates:
  • Shane Gersich is on a scoring tear, Connor Hobbs was a healthy scratch, Madison Bowey is still on the shelf and more. [CSNMA]
  • Speaking of prospects, Ilya Samsonov is really really good... [RMNB]
  • ... and he and Jakub Vrana get some pixels in this Top-50-NHL-Prospects ranking. [E$PN]
  • Finally, the St. Louis Blues chose this Caps game to host their Pride Night to celebrate their LBGTQ communities. A Blues fan who happens to live in Washington wrote eloquently about his Capitals observations and how they fit into the greater Pride theme. [St. Louis Game Time]