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Saturday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Kings Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The road trip continues with a visit to the City of Angels, Trotz shakes things up and more.

NHL: Washington Capitals at Los Angeles Kings Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight's royal rumble with the Kings from Vogs, Peerless, AP, and be sure to check out our SB Nation partners over at Jewels from the Crown for the other side of tonight's matchup.
  • The Kings have eked out some wins of late, but they've done so despite a lack of five-on-five scoring. [LA Times]
  • Meanwhile the Caps have two - two - regulation losses in a row and that's got everyone asking questions about slumps and last year's disappointment. [WaPo, CSNMA]
  • And when things get a-scufflin', the lines start a-shufflin'. [WaPo, CSNMA, RMNB, NoVa Caps]
  • Hear from the coach and Matt Niskanen after yesterday's new-look practice. [Monumental video (Trotz, Niskanen)]
  • When it comes to the Olympics, it's time for the owners not named Ted Leonsis to stop thinking about themselves and think of the players and fans, instead. [BSH]
  • The nearer we get to a really annoying set of postseason matchups, the more ideas there are floating around about how to "fix" the playoff format. [ESPN]
  • A few leftovers from Thursday's loss in San Jose. [Rink Rank, Dump 'n Chase, CSNMA]
  • In recent years, the Caps have become one of the best goalie-drafting organizations in the League. Here's how it happened. [THW]
  • Finally, happy birthday to Bill Houlder, who is celebrating the big 5-0 today.