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Saturday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Blue Jackets Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps return to the scene of their first-round triumph, Riley Barber gets the call, Ryan Reaves is sorry, sort of, and more.

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Washington Capitals at Columbus Blue Jackets Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast of champions links:

  • Welcome Riley Barber, recalled from Hershey on Friday. T.J. Oshie has been retroactively placed on Injured Reserve to create room on the roster. [NHL, Caps Outsider, RMNB]
  • Previews of tonight’s Round One rematch from Vogs (plus game notes), AP, Peerless, NoVa Caps and NBCSW, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at The Cannon for the other side of the series.
  • Interesting note - ‘Lumbus coach John Tortorella is day-to-day with the flu. [Jackets]
  • Jakub Vrana is earning his success the old-fashioned way - by working for it. [WaPo, NBCSW]
  • Sports Illustrated is highlighting the athletes under consideration as Sportsperson of the Year, and yesterday Alex Prewitt got to write about Alex Ovechkin. [SI]
  • Hey, they “destroyed” all the photos so no harm no foul, right? [LVRJ, PHT]
  • “Today, however, I want to send a message to fans of other teams about what it’s like to have a controversial player in the lineup.” [NoVa Caps]
  • Related:
  • A few more details have emerged regarding the saga of Sergei Shumakov. [NoVa Caps]
  • Congrats to Ted Leonsis, named Washington Business Jornal’s CEO of the Year. [WBJ]