Your savory brunch of champions links:
- Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s shootout win from us, Vogs, WaPo, NBCSW, NHL, AP, CP, NoVa Caps (gamer, stats), RMNB, Flamesnation, Calgary Sun, and Matchsticks & Gasoline.
- Yay backup goaltending... [NBCSW]
- ... and yay starting goalies too. [RMNB]
- Through the first ten games of this, his 14th season, Alex Ovechkin’s goal and point production compare favorably to the first ten games of the previous 13 seasons. [Caps Outsider]
- Brace yourselves - the NHL is setting the stage for sports betting. And DC might be first on the list. [NoVa Caps]
- Actually, there were TWO Caps goalies getting their first victories via the shootout yesterday. Congrats also to Ilya Samsonov, who held off the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to earn the Hershey Bears a shootout victory. Also, forward Beck Malenstyn scored his first pro goal. [RMNB, NoVa Caps (plus photos)]
- Finally, Caps GM Brian MacLellan got a nice gift for his 60th birthday yesterday: