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Monday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Blue Jackets Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps host CBJ, Nicklas Backstrom is ready to go and more.

Columbus Blue Jackets v Washington Capitals Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight’s battle with the Blue Jackets from Vogs, Peerless, NoVa Caps, Reuters, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at The Cannon for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • A couple of Hall of Fame defensemen are pretty impressed with what John Carlson has accomplished - and is on pace to accomplish - this season. [NHL]
  • News and notes from yesterday’s practice, including a very welcome update about Nicklas Backstrom. [Caps video (Caps365, Reirden, locker room), NHL, WaPo, NBCSW, WashTimes]
  • We’ve seen the record-breaking cascades of stuffed toys from Hershey and others; find out the intricate and months-long planning that goes into making it happen. [Sportsnet]
  • The week that was for the team, the division, and the prospect pool. [Peerless, Pensburgh, All About the Jersey, NoVa Caps]