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Tuesday Caps Clips: The City of Brotherly Love

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Recapping a wild night in Philly, where special teams ruled and the Caps pushed the Flyers to the brink.

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

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  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's win from usVogs, Monumental video (TrotzHoltbyBackstromCarlsonNiskanenhighlights), NHL.comCBS SportsWaPo, CSNMAWashTimesFrankovicSITHNAPReutersToronto SunPeerlessNoVa CapsRMNBDSP, and from the Flyers' end of the ice, (and again and again), CSN Philly (and again), and Broad Street Hockey.
    • Before the game, the Flyers paid tribute to their late owner, Ed Snider, with a video and a moment of (almost) silence. [BSHPuck DaddyAPCourier]
    • That power play, though. Good gracious. []
    • The win came at a cost for the Caps, as Brooks Orpik left the game midway through the second after taking a hard hit from Ryan White. [WaPoWashTimesCSNMAPuck DaddySBNCBS SportsRMNBNoVa Caps]
    • Another hard hit sent Dmitry Orlov into the boards headfirst, sent Pierre-Edouard Bellemare to the showers early... [WaPoCSNMA]
    • ...and started some ugly, ugly stuff from the fans. [WaPoSI.comESPNCSN PhillyPuck DaddyPattison AveToronto SunSporting NewsPHT]
    • Every fanbase has jerks who will throw wristbands onto the ice when they're unhappy. [Sporting News]
    • An NHL team embarrassed itself last night, and it wasn't the Caps. Bonus! [WaPo]
    • Where's Claude? []
    • Game Three best and worst, Bog style. [WaPo]
    • Add another franchise record to the ever-increasing list of them being racked up by the captain. [The Score]
    • The Caps made a statement last night: they're ready. [TSNESPN]
    • But they're well aware that they haven't accomplished anything yet. [CSNMA]
  • A couple of things we were talking about yesterday ahead of Game 3. [Rink]
  • Alex Ovechkin is on a mission. [CSNMA]
  • Content to live in Ovechkin's shadow, Nicklas Backstrom is the quiet backbone of the team (and the resident prankster). [THN]
  • For some, the dominance of Braden Holtby to this point is evoking some bad memories of past Philly sports failures. []
  • Ovechkin has a special relationship with his hockey sticks. []
  • The Caps' penalty kill was solid but unheralded during the regular season; now it's playing a starring role. [RMNB]
  • On the flip side, the Flyers haven't exactly done the best job of defending Alex Ovechkin on the power play (though to be fair, many have tried and failed). [RMNB]
  • A few leftovers from Saturday's win. [Rink]
    • The Caps ramped up the physical side in Game 2 - did it have any value? [RMNB]
  • Last night wasn't technically a must-win game for the Flyers, but it was close. [Toronto Sun]
  • Updates from yesterday's morning skate. [Dump 'n Chase, Monumental video (TrotzOshieBackstromChimeraOvechkinHoltbyHakstolGiroux)]
    • Through three games, Marcus Johansson is stepping up big time and putting up some impressive numbers. [WaPoStarsandSticksTHW]
    • File this under "amazing, but true" - the Caps have yet to play their best game. []
    • With the Flyers playing in front of their fans for the first time in the postseason - and honoring Snider - the Caps were prepared for an emotional game from Philly. They got it. [WaPoWashTimesNoVa CapsRMNB]
    • It wasn't just emotional for the Flyers; a couple of former Flyers-turned-Caps had their own memories of Snider. [WaPoDelCo Times]
    • The Flyers called up (but didn't use) forward Colin McDonald from the Phantoms prior to last night's game. [CSN Philly]
    • Ryan White thinks the Caps are getting favorable treatment from the refs. And this is before he got tossed from the game. [WaPoRMNB]
    • Prior to last night's game, the Caps have never won Game 3 after taking a 2-0 series lead. Take THAT, history! [WaPoCSNMA]
  • Check out some awesome pictures from all the Game 1 action. [FiCP]
  • Take a look back at how the Caps built up a 2-0 series lead (that has since turned into a 3-0 lead). [TSNRMNB]
  • An interesting premise: eliminate offensive-zone faceoffs. [PPP]
  • The Capitals aren't the only club in the Washington system questing for playoff glory: it's go time for the Hershey Bears and South Carolina Stingrays, too, baby! [Caps Fans Report]
  • Recent free-agent signee Adam Carlson talks about his path from Minnesota high school hockey to an NHL contract. [Ice Insights]
  • More Caps Playoff Babies! [Fox5DC]
  • Want to see what it looks like when a Caps bar in New York City serenades Flyers goalie Steve Mason with the "ALL YOUR FAULT" chant? Yeah you do. [NYC Caps Crew]
  • The Caps go for the sweep tomorrow night, and you can enjoy it with some fellow Caps fans at a Verizon Center viewing party! [Caps]