An annotated guide to this morning’s must-read hockey stories:
• Vin Scully. KISS. An advance scout from the bug army in “Starship Troopers.” And the Great One. Last night’s Stadium Series game in L.A. may have been more spectacle than sporting event, but it was a magnificent tribute to hockey in Southern California.
• Martin Brodeur is ready for his start as the second half of the NHL’s outdoor twin bill takes place today at Yankee Stadium.
• Cat juggling may be ugly, but puck juggling? So much beauty:
• The Caps finally ended a seven-game losing streak with a 5-0 win over the Canadiens last night. Alex Ovechkin’s return helped, but so did a bit of defensive perseverance.