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Tuesday Caps Clips: Looking Ahead to the Playoffs and Awards

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Some looks back and more looks ahead as the real fun begins in just over a week.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • The Caps are "true Stanley Cup contenders" and Mike Green thinks this is the best Caps team he's been on. Buy or sell on those two assertions? [ESPN ($)PHTThe Score]
  • Twenty coaches were surveyed and they all picked Carey Price as their MVP with Alex Ovechkin finishing second on 19 ballots. They also picked the Caps as the East's third-best team. [TSNPuck Daddy]
  • Hockey teams ranked by power. [The ScoreESPNThe Hockey News]
  • So how about that road trip? [WaPo]
  • Tom Wilson spent the night in Detroit but flew back to town yesterday and will be "further re-evaluated" today. [WaPoCSNW]
  • Braden Holtby is having a special season, in case you hadn't noticed... [WaPo]
  • ... but maybe give him a rest one of these days? Nah. [CSNW]
  • Then again, he didn't even make the best save by a Cap on Sunday. [RMNB]
  • Pick your playoff poison... [CSNW]
  • ... but it looks far more likely than not that it'll be the Islanders. []
  • "Why the Caps are a nightmare playoff matchup." Wait, what? [THN]
  • The latest from up the road in Hershey. [Patriot-News and again]
  • Come on out on Saturday and get smart(er). [#DCHAC]
  • Finally (and thankfully)...