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Saturday Caps Clips: Round 1, Game 2 Game Day

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of today's Game 2 with the Bruins from Vogs, NHL.com, NBCSports.com (video), NESN (video), BGlobe, Peerless, Puck 'N 'Hockey, Nosebleeds, CRtC and RtR (and be sure to have your Bingo card ready), and be sure to check out our SB Nation partner Stanley Cup of Chowder for more coverage from the other side of today's match-up and throughout the series.
  • Notes and assorted whatnot from yesterday's Caps practice:
  • Notes from the B's end of the ice:
    • In case you missed it, there was a bizarre accident at the end of Game 1 that claimed David Krejci as its victim. [WashTimes, BGlobe, CSNNE, NESN]
    • Wideman feels Krejci's pane... err, pain. [NESN]
    • Strong opening statement by Thomas. [CSNNE, BHerald]
    • New to the B's: Dale Hunter's Caps. [BHerald]
    • Johnny Boychuk felt good (and why wouldn't he?). [CSNNE]
    • Joe Corvo was no weak link in Game 1 (implied: "but give him time"). [CSNNE]
    • Easily the most important Bruins-related news of the day. [NESN]
  • The Caps need to generate more offensive chances. It's that simple. [WaPo, with more from Brooks Laich here]
  • Further to that point, check out their shot chart from Game 1. Es no bueno. [Peerless, RMNB]
  • On one hand, a ton of blocked shots tells you a lot about the willingness of the players to pay a physical price for their team. On the other hand, a ton of blocked shots tells you a lot about the other team's possession advantage. [WashTimes, WaPo, NHL.com]
  • Are the Caps playing right into the B's hands? [CSNNE]
  • The Bruins are focused on not allowing the Caps to play "fancy hockey," which is sorta what the Caps were seemingly focusing on for the last 60 games of the regular season. [BGlobe]
  • Whatever it is you're doing, Braden, keep doing it. [Sick, Unbelievable]
  • Effort alone won't get the job done. [DSP]
  • The Caps didn't give up a goal in regulation in Game 1 and they need to make defensive adjustments? [SB Nation DC]
  • Some tweaks to the lines sounds a bit more like it. [Examiner, Capitals 101]
  • A bit more on that seismic Alex Ovechkin-Dennis Seidenberg hit. [WaPo, WashTimes, NESN]
  • Keith Aucoin on his home game on the road. [CSNW]
  • And more Game 1 leftovers. [Stanley Cup of Chowder, KOL, HomerMcFanboy, ESPN Boston (video)]
  • On this day in 1988, the Caps waxed the Flyers 7-2 to force the Game 7 in which this happened. [Capitals]
  • The Bears' first-round opponent is set, and it's... the Pens. Natch. [Patriot-News]
  • Want good game day karma? Donate to Caps Charities via my beard. Seriously, there's no donation too small.
  • Finally,happy 45th birthday to Alain Cote and happy 49th birthday to Paul MacDermid (whose son Lane is a Bruin).

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