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Sunday Caps Clips: Caps vs. Flyers Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Looking ahead to today's visit from the Flyers, John Erskine returns, Michal Neuvirth wins and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of this afternoon's visit from the Broad Street Bullies from Vogs,, AP, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Broad Street Hockey for the other side of the matinee matchup.
    • The last time these two teams met, it was lopsided on the scoreboard and loaded in the penalty department - and six weeks later, downplay it though they may, it still looms large. [, PHT, CSNW, CSN Philly]
    • Coaches Adam Oates and Olie Kolzig will face off against a familiar foe - and an old friend - in rookie bench boss Craig Berube. [CSNW]
  • News and notes from yesterday's practice:
  • Rounding up the goings-on in Ye Olde Metropolitan Division these days. [Canes Country]
  • A few leftovers from the loss to the Panthers on Friday:
    • Thoughts on the game. [WaPo]
    • The powers that be have determined that Erik Gudbranson's shot to the noggin of Eric Fehr was not suspension-worthy. Well, they have had other things on their mind lately...[WaPo, CSNW]
    • The game-determining shootout went a whopping ten rounds before Tomas Kopecky ended it for the Panthers... but if he hadn't, who would have been #11 for the Caps? [CSNW]
  • Michal Neuvirth got a boatload of run support in his conditioning stint with the Bears, as Hershey demolished Binghamton 7-4 last night. [Patriot-News (with video)]
  • Finally, happy 29th birthday to Kyle Wilson.