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Wednesday Caps Clips: Vane-best

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Vanecek earns rookie of the month honors, sweeping up some crumbs from Monday’s loss and more.

Boston Bruins v Washington Capitals Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • With rotating lineups, injuries, and the growing pains of learning a new system, the Caps owe a lot to Vanecek for helping keep them afloat. [SI]
  • Vanecek is walking in the footsteps of another young Caps’ netminder who got off to a hot - some might say sssssmokin’ - start (and hopefully has a better future in net). [THW]
  • Checking in with coach and Osh after yesterday’s practice. [Caps video (Laviolette, Oshie)]
  • Evaluating the Caps, ten games into the 2020-21 season. [Caps365, NBCSW]
  • Checking in on the team’s prospect pool, where a couple of the kids are starting to heat up. [NoVa Caps]
  • A few leftovers from Monday night’s disappointing loss to the Bruins. [Caps, RMNB, S&S, Stanley Cup of Chowder]
  • The Bruins have their version of why Trent Frederic’s fight “mattered” Monday night... it’s wrong, but you can read about it anyway. [NBCSports Boston]
  • A random NBA fan in New Jersey got a very random, very tall package delivered to him by mistake. What’s Slovak for “oopsies”? [WUSA9, NBCSW, The Score, ESPN]
  • Finally, happy 30th birthday to Chris Brown, happy 53rd to Frantisek Kucera, and happy 33rd to Peter LeBlanc.