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Friday Caps Clips: The Waiting Game

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Basking in the soft pewter glow of the Presidents’ Trophy, notes from the top line, Hershey has an All-Star and more.

Washington Capitals v Philadelphia Flyers Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Looky, the Caps won another Presidents’ Trophy - and that’s a good thing. [Rink]
  • It’s here, or almost here. The Stanley Cup Playoffs logos get painted into the Verizon Center ice on Monday... [Caps Today]
  • ... and the Caps have a week of red-rocking activities planned. [NoVa Caps]
  • The Caps and Wizards have earned their respective division titles in the same year for the first time ever. #DCFamily [CSNMA]
  • Never mind the scoring stats. Alex Ovechkin is upping his 200-foot game at just the right time. Rawr. [WaPo]
  • Oh hai there T.J. Oshie and your mysterious x-factor. [AP]
  • Even electronic Nicklas Backstrom is a winner:
  • Backstrom is ready to play for Team Sweden - if the NHL makes it back to the Olympics. [hockeysverige]
  • Oh, Rege! Evgeny Kuznetsov is buttering up Pierre McGuire for the playoffs. [RMNB]
  • Let’s compare the last 20 games of the 2015-16 season with the last 20 games of the 2016-17 season. Improved focus is apparent. [NoVa Caps]
  • Former Cap Marco Sturm is the head coach of Team Germany. While he certainly wants the Caps to go deep into the playoffs, he’s got a WC sweater with Grubauer on the back... just in case. [rp-online]
  • Finally, congrats to Travis Boyd, who has been named to the AHL Second All-Star Team. [RMNB]