Your savory breakfast links:
- The Caps mined plenty of (black and) gold over the offseason, and it’s paid off big time so far. [Rink]
- What’s the vibe around the Caps at the halfway point of the season? [Rink]
- Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s win from us, Vogs, Caps video (Laviolette, Backstrom/Ovechkin, Dillon/Samsonov, recap), Isles, NHL, AP, WaPo, NBCSW, Peerless, NoVa Caps, RMNB, and Lighthouse Hockey.
- 7. 1. 8. (And point #1. 3. 0. 1.) [NHL, PHT, The Score]
- The man himself, Phil Esposito, had some kind words of congratulations for Alex Ovechkin’s climb up the ladder:
- The Caps took control of last night’s game in the second period, but they were only able to do so thanks to Ilya Samsonov’s strong first period. [NBCSW]
- Daniel Sprong has more than earned a regular spot in the lineup. [RMNB]
- A few leftovers from Monday night’s rout in Buffalo. [Caps, RMNB, S&S (+ defense, goaltending)
- Finally, happy 24th birthday to St. Paddy’s Day baby and big goal-scorer Daniel Sprong.