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Thursday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Islanders Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps take the long journey from Manhattan to Long Island for a date with the Isles, kicking off a tough April schedule and more.

NHL: Washington Capitals at New York Islanders Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight’s visit to Nassau from Vogs, AP, Newsday, Peerless and NoVa Caps, and as always be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Lighthouse Hockey for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • The Caps are heading into a very tough April schedule - the perfect way to get them prepped for the playoffs. [WaPo]
  • While Ilya Samsonov and Vitek Vanecek have formed a pretty decent goaltending tandem so far, who should be the team’s number one guy? [NoVa Caps]
  • A few leftovers from Tuesday night’s win... April Fool’s! It was a loss. In case you blocked it out. [Caps, RMNB, S&S]
  • Finally, happy 40th birthday to Nolan Yonkman, and happy 57th to Scott Stevens.