Your savory breakfast links:
- Alex Ovechkin is en fuego... but what else is new? [Rink]
- Meanwhile, while Connor McMichael has proved to be, as advertised, a talented young player, there are areas of his game that could still use improvement. [Rink]
- Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s win from us, Vogs, Caps video (Laviolette, Carlson/Sheary, Samsonov/Schultz, recap), NHL, AP, WaPo, NBCSW, AZ Republic, NoVa Caps (and again), Peerless, WHN, RMNB, and Five for Howling.
- With T.J. Oshie headed to the IR, the Caps had to juggle the lineup - which included bringing in Brett Leason to make his NHL debut. [Caps, NBCSW, WashTimes]
- Another reason for the lineup juggling was the absence of Nic Dowd, who reinjured himself at practice yesterday. Status: unknown. [WHN]
- Hear from the coach, Wilson, and the newly recalled Leason after yesterday’s morning skate. [Caps video (Laviolette, Wilson, Leason)]
- Congratulations to Elizabeth Mantha, Anthony’s sister, on making her debut as an AHL referee last night! [Scouting the Refs]
- Finally, happy 37th birthday to Tyson Strachan, happy 44th to Ivan Ciernik, happy 38th to Sean Collins, happy 54th to Pat Elynuik, and happy 69th to Ron Lalonde.