Your savory breakfast of champions links:
- Previews of this afternoon’s dabble with the Ducks from Vogs (plus game notes), Peerless and AP and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Anaheim Calling for the other side of this matinee matchup.
- The League informed the Capitals that there will be no hearing for Tom Wilson for his hit on Devils forward Brett Seney. While not expressly stated, this also means that his match penalty has been rescinded and Wilson should be eligible to play today... [WaPo, NBCSWA]
- ... and Wilson knows that while he won’t face discipline he will face questions. [NBCSW], RMNB]
- Like a fine lingonberry wine, Nicklas Backstrom is getting better with age. [WaPo, NBCSW]
- Fan voting for the 2019 NHL All-Star Game is live; if the teams were selected by the staff writers at NHL.com, Alex Ovechkin and John Carlson would be repping the Metro. [NHL]
- Prior to the Devils’ game, fans got meet the Keepers of the Cup and to learn about Lord Stanley’s summer with the Caps. [NoVa Caps]
- Finally, wishing a very happy 38th birthday to amazing human Joel Ward.