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Saturday Caps Clips: Bruised by the Bruins

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps have their win streak snapped after a chippy affair in Boston, Backstrom hits an amazing milestone and more.

NHL: MAR 05 Capitals at Bruins Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Nick Jensen’s tenure in DC didn’t get off to the greatest start - but whether it’s the new system or a better role fit, he’s been thriving this year. [Rink]
  • Big Zee in little bobblehead form? Yes, please. [Rink]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s fiasco from us, Vogs, Caps video (Laviolette, Backstrom/Vrana, recap), NHL, AP, WaPo, NBCSW, NoVa Caps, RMNB, and SCoC.
  • There was a hit in the game. The team of the player that got hit and the team of the player that did the hitting have different views on said hit. Moving on. [NBCSW]
  • Amid all of the other garbage, the one bright spot was Nicklas Backstrom picking up his 700th career assist like the majestic unicorn that he is. Congrats, Nick! [Caps, NBCSW]
  • The Caps have some tough decisions to make regarding Alex Ovechkin’s contract. [THW]
  • Who is the better center option for Ovechkin’s line - Backstrom or Evgeny Kuznetsov? [S&S]
  • Finally, happy 36th birthday to Daniel Winnik.