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Thursday Caps Clips: Outlasting an Avalanche

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Caps eke out a win in a game that was prob’ly closer than the score.

NHL: Washington Capitals at Colorado Avalanche Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's win from us, Vogs, (plus game notes), Monumental video (Trotz, locker room), NHL.com, CSNMA (gamer, rewind), WaPo, AP, NoVa Caps, RMNB, and from the home side, Denver Post and Mile High Hockey.
  • The game in Denver was well attended by Caps fans, including the Beard Guy sporting his latest creation. [RMNB, Puck Daddy]
  • A few leftovers from #CapsWild:
  • Postgame notebook. [Dump-n-Chase]
  • Zach Parise is expected to miss only one game with general soreness after getting banged up by Tom Wilson’s stick and Jay Beagle’s knee. [Star-Tribune]
  • Nicklas Backstrom’s 3-apple night made him the first Swedish forward in five years to score 80-plus points in a season. [sport-bibeln]
  • Ted Leonsis will buy you a new hat if you threw your old one to the ice for Alex Ovechkin’s hattie in Minny. Just like he did last year. [WaPo]
  • Sneaky Swede Marcus Johansson has been having a sneakily stellar season. [WaPo]
  • The Caps are so good this year, even their pending UFA players are breaking the charts. The charts with the dollar signs on them. [Sportsnet, CSNMA]
  • Alex Ovechkin emojis are now a thing. OviMojis! [WaPo]
  • The real true story behind the puck-playing pooch at the Verizon Center. [CSNMA (video)]
  • Finally, happy 64th birthday to Dennis Ververgaert, happy 46th to Jamie Heward and pour one out for Doug Wickenheiser, who would have been 56 today.
  • One more - Everything you thought you knew about Caps broadcaster John Walton just became irrelevant. Come, meet his grandfather, B-24 bombardier Lt. Colonel Thomas E. Jeffers and learn how to survive POW camp by playing hockey. And assorted other tales. [Denver Post]