Your savory breakfast links:
- Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s loss from us, Vogs, Monumental video (Trotz), NHL, WaPo, NBCSWA, NBC Sports, AP, NoVa Caps (with stats), RMNB, Tribune-Review, and Pensburgh.
- So about that hit by Sidney Crosby on Braden Holtby... [NBCSWA (with video)]
- It wasn’t the result the Caps wanted, but it had a silver lining, as rookie Christian Djoos scored a goal and an assist in his NHL debut. [The Score, FRS, NoVa Caps, Caps Outsider]
- Nathan Walker also scored a goal in his debut - and it could be the start of something big, for player and country. [LWoH]
- News and notes from yesterday’s pregame skate. [Dump ‘n Chase, Monumental video (Rinkside Update/Chiasson), WaPo, NBCSWA (and again)]
- The Caps have made a slight tweak to their power play and it’s already starting to pay off. [RMNB]
- Alex Ovechkin has made the switch official and has signed an endorsement deal with CCM. [NBCSWA, Caps Outsider]
- Looking back on the first full week of Caps hockey for 2017-18. [FiCP]
- Finally, happy 32nd birthday to Mike Green and happy 52nd birthday to Todd Krygier.