Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Chara makes his return to Boston for the first time, the Caps prepare to face off against the Bruins in a battle for first and more.
Your savory breakfast links:
- So far, Alex Ovechkin’s 2020-21 season is off to… an interesting start. [Rink]
- Previews of tonight’s battle in Boston from Vogs, Washington Post, Peerless, NoVa Caps, and AP, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Stanley Cup of Chowder for the other side of this first-place throwdown.
- Tonight marks Zdeno Chara’s first time back in Boston since signing in DC – and without the usual fanfare, he’s able to focus solely on helping the Caps win. [NHL, WashTimes, Globe]
- News and notes from yesterday’s practice, including the return of Evgeny Kuznetsov and some thoughts from the coach and Big Zee. [Caps video (Laviolette, Chara), NoVa Caps]
- A look at how the first 21 games of Nicklas Backstrom’s season stand up to similar stretches in years’ past… [NoVa Caps]
- …and looking at the team as a whole after the first third(ish) of the 2020-21 campaign. [NoVa Caps (and again)]
- A few more leftovers from the weekend set in Jersey. [S&S (and again)]
- Ilya Samsonov made his long-awaited return to the Caps’ net over the weekend, and it was a welcome sight for Caps fans. [THW]