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Friday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Islanders Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps pay their first visit to the Islanders, Reirden airs some grievances about his Carolina counterpart and more.

Washington Capitals v New York Islanders Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight’s throwdown with the Islanders from Vogs, Peerless, NoVa Caps, FLM, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Lighthouse Hockey for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • 10 years ago, ESPN did a feature on Alex Ovechkin and his career at the time - and now they’re back for a follow-up ten years later. [Caps video]
  • Todd Reirden is (rightfully) steamed up and had plenty to say about Carolina coach Rod Brind’amour and his propensity for yelling at players from the bench. [NBCSW (and again)]
  • News and notes from today’s practice. [Caps video (Kempny, Samsonov)]
  • Find out more about goalie Ilya Samsonov before he makes his NHL debut tonight. [NoVa Caps]
  • A few leftovers from Wednesday night’s overtime win. [Caps, StarsandSticks (and again), RMNB]
  • Martin Fehervary modeled his game after Michal Kempny, and now gets to share a locker room with him. [WaPo]
  • So just how did Fehervary do in his first NHL start? [NoVa Caps]
  • Previewing the Metropolitan Division. [BSH]
  • This Saturday and Sunday, USA Hockey celebrates IIHF World Girls Hockey Weekend with more than 130 events nationwide. [USAH]
  • The former home of the Greene Turtle at Capital One Arena will soon become home to the first sportsbook in a pro sports arena. [Caps, AP, NBC4, CBS Sports, NBCSW]
  • Finally, happy 38th birthday to Justin Williams.