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Saturday Caps Clips: Dogging it in the Desert

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps falter in AZ, Shattenkirk’s impact and more.

NHL: Washington Capitals at Arizona Coyotes Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Reflecting on Kevin Shattenkirk's impact on the Caps so far. [Rink]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on whatever that was last night from us, Vogs, Monumental video (Trotz, locker room), NHL.com, AP, WaPo, CSNMA, NoVa Caps, RMNB, AZ Central, and Five for Howling.
  • You know Alex Ovechkin is going to shoot from there. You know it. And yet there's nothing you can do to stop it. [WaPo]
  • Both Ovechkin and Shattenkirk are heating up, and by extension so is the power play. [CSNMA]
  • After last year's second-round loss to Pittsburgh, Brian MacLellan pledged to upgrade the team's forward depth - and now it's the team's secret weapon. [RMNB]
  • News and notes from yesterday's pregame skate. [Dump 'n Chase, Monumental video (Trotz, Alzner, Rinkside Update)]
  • Bold predictions about the upcoming playoffs. [CBS Sports]
  • Both the Caps and the Wizards have been sent packing by the circus... for the last time. And good riddance. [WaPo]
  • Profile of Caps alumnus Larry Murphy. [NoVa Caps]
  • Finally, happy 53rd birthday to Scott Stevens.