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Sunday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Flyers

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps get ready to host the Flyers but now will have to do so without yet another player as Jakub Vrana hits the COVID list.

NHL: MAR 04 Flyers at Capitals Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Both Alex Ovechkin and the man he’s chasing, Wayne Gretzky, both spent their careers tormenting opposing goaltenders. [Rink]
  • The news of the day: Jakub Vrana was added to the NHL’s COVID list... and since no one is specifying what that entails, we’ll assume he’s out for today’s game. [WaPo, NBCSW]
  • Previews of today’s bout with the Broad Street Bullies from Vogs, Peerless, NoVa Caps, AP, and SI, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Broad Street Hockey for the other side of today’s matchup.
  • The Caps-Flyers rivalry is one with deep roots and marked by plenty of entertaining outings through the years. [Flyers]
  • As for the Caps’ history on Super Bowl Sunday, that’s been pretty successful overall. [THW]
  • Do the Caps have a possession problem? [NBCSW]
  • News and notes from yesterday’s practice, where there was some rare good news (to be followed later by the Vrana news because... yeah). [Caps video (Laviolette, Eller, Backstrom), NBCSW, NoVa Caps]
  • The NHL has rescheduled a whopping 27 games, including three for the Caps, as the pandemic continues to take its toll on the East Division. [Caps, PHT, The Score]
  • Happy 27th birthday to Nathan Walker and Riley Barber, happy 53rd to Shawn Anderson, happy 51st to Denis Chasse, happy 49th to John Slaney, happy 30th to Richard Panik, and happy 53rd to the legend himself, Peter Bondra.
  • And finally... these times we’re in go a long way toward making even professional athletes seem relatable, don’t they?