Morning Skate: Thursday, October 11


Morning Skate: Thursday, October 11

A rundown of my appearance on Toucher and Rich yesterday morning on 98.5 talking about the NHL lockout.

FOH (Friend of Haggs) Katie Baker fills everybody in on the six people that youll meet in lockout hell.

Greg Wyshynski wonders if there really is a nuclear winter option when it comes to the NHL and each sides doomsday card they can play to blow up the season.

Tyler Seguin gives a 37-second interview with a Swiss reporter that could be turned into a sitcom. Give full credit to Seguin for smiling through it and trying to help the guy out. That is funny stuff.

This is something I wrote about a few days ago when I heard rumblings from some players along these lines: will NHL players be far less willing to market the game and smile for the camera after a bitter work stoppage?

Is there a curse with the New York Rangers? Its a legitimate question asked by New York Hockey Journal writer Eliot Olshansky.

Daniel Alfredsson is angered by the NHL tactics in the lockout, and it takes quite a bit to get the affable Swede all wound up.

Ryan Clowe tells ESPN.coms Pierre Lebrun that the NHL players arent cracking at all in their resolve against the league in their labor dispute.

For something completely different: Here are some long-awaited humblebrags on twitter. Got to love the humblebrag.

Capitals lose 3-goal lead, recover to beat Bruins in OT

Capitals lose 3-goal lead, recover to beat Bruins in OT

WASHINGTON - Nicklas Backstrom scored 1:36 into overtime, helping the Washington Capitals beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 after blowing a three-goal lead Wednesday night.

Justin Williams scored twice and Daniel Winnik also had a goal to put Washington ahead 3-0 about six minutes into the second period.

After Winnik's tally, Washington went over 26 minutes without a shot on goal. Boston dominated the final five minutes of the second period, when Dominic Moore and David Pastrnak beat goaltender Braden Holtby. Colin Miller's power-play score 8:19 into third tied it at 3.

Boston arrived in Washington 4-0-1 over its last five games with three wins in a row, including a 4-3 overtime triumph against Florida on Monday night.

Evgeny Kuznetsov had two assists for the Capitals and Alex Ovechkin got his first point since Nov. 26.

Boston outshot Washington 34-20. The Capitals have won two straight following a three-game losing skid.