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Saturday Caps Clips: Clawed by the Cats

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps wrap up their homestand with a shootout loss and pack their bags for Western Canada.

NHL: Florida Panthers at Washington Capitals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast of champions links:

  • ESPN hosted a roundtable - who is the NHL’s greatest goal scorer? [ESPN]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s shootout loss from us, NHL, WaPo, NBCSW (and again), WashTimes, NoVa Caps, RMNB, Miami Herald and Litter Box Cats.
  • Here we go again? Cats coach Bob Boughner is asking for a DoPS review of Alex Ovechkin ’s hit on Mark Pysyk. [NBCSW, RMNB]
  • This game was weird. How weird? This weird. [Caps Outsider]
  • The shootout was next-level, tho. [RMNB]
  • Before the game, there was some handwringing about bottom-six scoring. [WaPo, Puck Prose]
  • All-access Kuzy - Evgeny Kuznetsov opened up about what June’s Stanley Cup title run meant to him and his family. [NBCSW]
  • The Hershey Bears also fell in the shootout last night. But despite their slow start, they are adjusting. [Caps Outsider]