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Wednesday Caps Clips: Overtime Overhaul

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: the NHL's GMs are pushing for three-on-three overtime, focusing in on the playoff picture and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • The GMs took some time out from sunbathing in Boca Raton to recommend the inclusion of three-on-three overtime. [NHL.comCSNW]
    • Naturally that prompted us to offer up suggestions for the Caps' three-on-three "lines". [Rink]
  • Also on the docket? The potential addition of a coach's challenge for goaltender interference. About five years too late, but whatever. [NHL.com]
  • News and notes from an off day in Capsville:
    • The Caps have reassigned Philipp Grubauer and Chris Conner to Hershey, either a sign that guys are getting healthy... or that the salary cap is tight and every day/dollar counts. Or both. [CapsWaPoStarsandSticks,
    • It's taken some time for him to adjust, but Evgeny Kuznetsov is starting to prove that he was worth the wait. [CSNW]
  • Between the work of goalie guru Mitch Korn and the team's improved defense, Barry Trotz has helped shape the already-steady Braden Holtby into a star. [THN]
  • Time to shut down the Caps' shutdown line. [StarsandSticks]
  • A few leftovers from Monday night's nailbiter of a shootout win over Buffalo, which continues to move them towards a playoff spot. [Dump 'n ChaseWaPoCSNW]
  • The Senators (or at least some of their fans) may be looking past the Bruins and focusing on a team seven points ahead of them in the standings. [Silver Seven Sens]
  • Meanwhile, Islanders fans aren't necessarily eager to face the Caps in the first round of the postseason. [Islanders Point Blank]
  • Ranking the power within the Metropolitan, as the season inches closer to completion. [StarsandSticks]
  • Play hockey, help a very good cause - that's just a win-win for all involved. [Caps Outsider]
  • Scheduling alert: If you show up at Verizon Center at 3:00 on April 11, you'll have missed most of the final Caps game of the regular season. Adjust sleep/drink patterns accordingly. [CapsWaPo]
  • Caps' prospect Christian Djoos has played a vital role in his SHL team's pre-playoff run. [HF]
  • No, the Caps are not going back to their affiliation with the Portland Pirates. [Patriot-News]
  • It's John Carlson and Justin Peters vs. Michael Latta and Tom Wilson in Crab Cake Throwdown! Or maybe just Michael Latta vs. an avocado. [Monumental video]
  • Caps fans are awesome, and because of that, Mike Green now has a decent stockpile of his beloved discontinued twigs. [RMNB]
  • If you've got two grand lying around, you could be the proud owner of roughly a bazillion Caps' bobbleheads. [Caps Outsider]
  • Finally, happy 37th birthday to Jan Bulis, happy 31st to Jonas Johansson, happy 43rd to Craig Johnson, and happy 41st to Brantt Myhres.