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Thursday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Canucks Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The road trip begins in Vancouver, Chiasson gets a promotion and more.

NHL: Washington Capitals at Vancouver Canucks Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Ben Raby joins the Japers’ Rink Radio crew to talk about the Caps. [Rink]
  • Previews of tonight’s clash in Vancouver from Vogs, Peerless, NoVa Caps, and be sure to visit our SB Nation pals over at Nucks Misconduct for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • As the injury bug continues to work its way through the lineup, some line shuffling had to be done. Enter.... top-line Alex Chiasson. [WaPo, NBCSW, Vancouver Sun, NoVa Caps, FiCP]
  • The Caps have had some decent success with the extra man on the road this season; they’ll have their work cut out for them tonight. [THW]
  • Late-round draft pick Christian Djoos continues to defeat the odds. [WaPo, RMNB]
  • News and notes from yesterday’s BC practice. [Caps video (Trotz, Ovechkin, Holtby), NoVa Caps]
  • Alex Ovechkin is one of a handful of elite players having a bounceback season. [ESPN]
  • The Knights need a goalie. The Caps need defense. But regarding that dream trade of Philipp Grubauer for Nate Schmidt? Keep dreaming. [NBCSW]
  • A collection of Caps thoughts. [NoVa Caps]
  • Hockey continues to spread through the region and construction on a new rink is set to begin in Leesburg next month. [RMNB]
  • Mapping the team’s shots and scoring chances through the first nine games. [NoVa Caps]