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Friday Caps Clips: Over-Tom Hero

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Wilson’s quick-strike heroics lead the Caps to a fifth-straight victory, Eller’s off to a quietly solid start and more.

Washington Capitals v Florida Panthers Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • He’s flown a bit under the radar, but Lars Eller is very quietly off to a great start this season. [Rink]
  • You won’t want to miss this weekend’s 2018 Cup Final rematch. [Rink]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s win from us, Vogs, Caps video (Reirden, locker room, recap), NHL, AP, Reuters, WaPo, NBCSW (and again), Peerless, NoVa Caps, RMNB, and Miami Herald.
  • Some of Brett Connolly’s pals stopped by his new Florida home for dinner ahead of their first meeting as foes. [WaPo]
  • The Caps are throwing a balanced attack at opponents and putting up big offensive numbers - making them a tough matchup for any team. [NoVa Caps]
  • What are some of the biggest issues facing the Caps? [NBCSW]
  • Check in with the team at yesterday’s pregame skate. [Caps video (Reirden, Rinkside Update/Kuznetsov)]
  • The Caps want to play both a heavy game and a fast one, and getting the right lineup for that flexibility is a fine balancing act for GM Brian MacLellan. [NoVa Caps]
  • Don’t look now, friends, but the Caps just might be contenders once again. Ruh roh. [THW]
  • The Metropolitan Division is quite the cluster right now. [Canes Country]
  • In a look back at some of the best teams of the 2010s, the Caps have some serious representation. [Yardbarker]
  • Finally, happy 51st birthday to Keith Jones.