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Thursday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Kings Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps roll into LA looking to bounce back from Tuesday’s loss, goalie news rules the day and more.

NHL: Washington Capitals at Los Angeles Kings Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight’s clash with the Kings from Vogs, Peerless, NoVa Caps, FiCP, OC Register, and be sure to stop by our SB Nation partners over at Jewels from the Crown for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • Braden Holtby is struggling, and his coach knows it - so the Caps’ #1 netminder may be getting a bit of a rest. [NBCSW, WashTimes, NoVa Caps]
  • Is a goaltender controversy brewing? [Puck Prose]
  • The Caps currently cling to first in the Metropolitan Division... but record aside, questions abound about just how good they really are. [WaPo, CBS DC]
  • A few leftovers from Tuesday night in Anaheim. [Dump ‘n Chase, NBCSW, LA Times, Anaheim Calling (and again)]
  • Alex Ovechkin didn’t score against the Ducks, but he still had people in Anaheim talking - and reminiscing about his first time on the Pond 12 years ago. [OC Register]
  • The annual NHLPA Player Poll is out, and amid the blah-blah-blah-Crosby and blah-blah-blah-McDavid is some respect for one Nicklas Backstrom. [TSN]
  • After a lengthy goal drought, Jakub Vrana shook that pesky monkey off his back with a goal in the Stadium Series game. [THW]
  • Very important update on Alex Ovechkin...’s sheep. [WaPo]