Your savory breakfast links:
- In the face of many outspoken critics, Tom Wilson let his performance on the ice do the talking as he was one of the best Caps, if not THE best, in Game 1. [Rink]
- After being out of the playoffs for the last four seasons, Craig Anderson had an opportunity to be an unexpected hero in Game 1 - and he stepped up big time. [Rink]
- Three things we were talking about yesterday when we were talking about the Caps. [Rink]
- Previews of Game 2 from Vogs, NHL (Caps, Bruins), NBCSW, NoVa Caps, and the Bruins, and as always be sure to swing by our SB Nation pals over at Stanley Cup of Chowder for more Boston musings.
- Hear from Peter Laviolette as he gives a (minimal playoff-esque) update after yesterday’s practice. [Caps video]
- There was one good update yesterday, and that was that both Evgeny Kuznetsov and Ilya Samsonov are off the COVID protocol list (although maybe not in the active lineup yet). [WaPo, NBCSW]
- Anderson stepping in for an injured Vitek Vanecek on Saturday was just the latest in an ongoing soap opera between the pipes for the Caps this year. [WashTimes]
- The only update on Vanecek right now is that he’s day-to-day of some sort - so what’s the plan going forward? [NBCSW]
- And does Anderson change the goalie dynamic for this Caps-Bruins series? [NBCS Boston]
- Oh, and hey by the way welcome to the NHL playoffs Zach Fucale.
ROSTER MOVE #Caps made the following transaction today:— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) May 16, 2021
Recalled goaltender Zach Fucale from Hershey (AHL)
- A few leftovers from Saturday’s OT win. [Caps, RMNB, S&S]
- The Caps’ third and fourth lines played a huge role in helping the team to a 1-0 series lead. [NoVa Caps]
- But don’t overlook the powerhouse performance by the captain, who had a(nother) statement game to kick off his 13th postseason. [WTOP]
- Hey, turns out these scrappy Caps aren’t quite the pushovers some in the Boston area thought (hoped?). [NBCS Boston]
- The Laughlin family have teamed up with DC’s One Eight Distillery to release a line of whiskey and vodka, with proceeds going to help fight rare cancers. Cheers! [Caps Outsider]
- Let’s do this.