Your savory breakfast links:
- Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s win from us, Vogs, Caps video (recap, Reirden, Oshie), NHL, WaPo, NBCSW (and again), WashTimes, Frankovic, AP, RMNB, NoVa Caps (and again), Tribune-Review, and Pensburgh.
- Evgeni Malkin is... well, a lot of words we try not to use in polite company (and feel free to read whatever this defense of 71 is and laugh). [NBCSW (video), The Score, RMNB]
- Nothing like a nasty, emotional affair against the Pens to put a charge in an early season that has felt sluggish at times. [WaPo]
- These two teams have had many epic battles over the years - perhaps none better than Super Bowl Sunday 2010. [NBCSW]
- Before last night’s game got underway, the Caps took a moment to honor the amazing Nicklas Backstrom on another amazing achievement: 600 assists. [Caps video, WashTimes, Caps Outsider, NoVa Caps]
- Todd Reirden has combined being a student of the game with being a player’s coach - and that combo has led to his ascension to head coach. [Caps]
- NBC analyst Eddie Olczyk talks Stanley Cup hangovers, Tom Wilson’s suspension, and more. [WaPo]
- Caps fans... you rock.
Thank you, #Caps Fans. #StrongerThanHate @MSEFndn pic.twitter.com/OwFFqvdcaO— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) November 8, 2018
- News and notes from yesterday’s pregame skate. [Dump ‘n Chase, Caps video (Reirden, Backstrom, Rinkside Update/Jaskin)]
- It’s not the easiest gig to slide into the top-line spot alongside Ovechkin and Kuznetsov, but Jaskin’s ability to speak Russian is certainly helping. [NBCSW]
- Goaltending questions, Orpik’s status, Boyd vs. Dowd, and other topics of discussion. [NBCSW]