Your savory breakfast links:
- Previews of today’s matinee against the Blues from Vogs, Peerless, NoVa Caps, AP, NBCSW, STL Post Dispatch, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at St. Louis Game Time for the other side of today’s matchup.
- News and notes from yesterday’s practice, including the likely return today of Matt Niskanen and Andre Burakovsky. [Caps video (Trotz, Niskanen, Rinkside Update/Bowey), WaPo, NBCSW, NoVa Caps (and pics), THW]
- Amazingly enough, there’s yet another milestone within reach for Alex Ovechkin - 500 assists. [StarDem]
- Last week Ovechkin was named captain of the All-Star Metro team; looks like he’ll be joined by his coach. [NBCSW]
- More reviews of the first half... [Peerless, FiCP]
- ...and the second quarter... [NoVa Caps]
- ...before officially looking ahead to the second half of the season. [NBCSW]
- Hershey has kicked off their 2018 slate with a decisive 5-1 win over Charlotte. [PennLive, Chocolate Hockey, NoVa Caps]
- Finally, happy 53rd birthday to Yves Beaudoin, happy 46th to Donald Brashear, happy 50th to Mike Rosati, happy 52nd to Randy Burridge, and happy 62nd to Mike Liut.