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Friday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: grading Holtby’s season, checking in with Lundqvist, rumors about the upcoming season and more.

2019 Honda NHL All-Star Game - Metropolitan v Central Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Grading Braden Holtby’s final season in Washington. [S+S]
  • Henrik Lundqvist completed his first set of informal workouts with the Caps last week and according to him, things went well. [NoVa Caps]
  • The NHLPA is currently weighing its legal options if the NHL cancels the season. [TSN]
  • At least four NHL teams (Bruins, Penguins, Kings, and Ducks) are reportedly looking into playing their home games outdoors this season to accommodate fans during the coronavirus pandemic. [Sportsnet, ESPN]
  • With the rumors of outdoor games circulating, let’s relive the Capitals’ last outdoor game: the 2018 Stadium Series victory over the Maple Leafs. [S+S]
  • As scoring in the NHL continues to climb, defensemen are playing an increasingly important role in reshaping offense. [TSN]
  • Sportsnet fans have spoken: Alex Ovechkin’s “The Goal” is the Greatest Goal of the 21st Century. [RMNB]
  • Finally, here’s the OG Wonder Woman Lynda Carter rocking the Caps’ new reverse retro jersey!