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Sunday Caps Clips: Round 1, Game 6 Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps head back to Philly to (again) try to wrap up the series.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of Game 6 in Philly from VogsNHL.comAPFiCPNoVa Caps,
    • Attendees of tonight's game will get shirts bearing both a funny nod to the Game 3 shenanigans and what would seem to be impossible advice for the fans. [WaPoCSNMAPuck DaddyBSH]
    • Brooks Orpik won't play today, but he is on the trip with the team and is at least rumored to be on the mend. [WaPoCSNMA]
  • Another early exit is simply not an option. [NoVa Caps]
  • Gameday thoughts. [Monumental video (TrotzKuznetsovWilliams)]
  • Confidence is high on both sides, but the Caps seem more excited (and/or calm) than nervous. [WashTimesCSNMASLAM]
  • Also high on both sides? The hatred. [ESPN]
  • "Their history must be weighing on them" says a city that gets annoyed when you bring up something from even one or two games ago. [Philly.com]
  • History doesn't matter to this bunch; history is the past, the focus is on the present. [RMNBPHT]
  • Guess what? It shouldn't matter to us, either, because the Caps were dominant in Game 5 and still hold a series lead. Logic, I know. [RMNB]
  • The Flyers can't expect to win Game 6 if they repeat the way they played in Game 5. [Philly.com]
  • Stick to the script, fellas. [Stars and Sticks]
  • These damn pesky unheralded goalies. [APThe Score]
  • If the Caps are going to get past suddenly hot Michal Neuvirth, they'll need to get in his face. [WaPoPhilly.comCaps OutsiderNoVa Caps]
  • For Neuvirth, there's no extra incentive playing his old team. Or so he claims. [Philly.com]
  • NO, IT IS NOT REMINISCENT OF THAT PERFORMANCE, HABS FANS. [EOTP]
  • Should the Caps advance past Philly, their next opponent awaits them across the state in Pittsburgh. Because the bracket system stinks. [CSNMAFiCPRMNBPHT]
  • A few leftovers from Friday night's loss. [Dump 'n ChaseFiCPPeerlessBSHTHW]
    • Right, wrong, good, bad. [RinkPeerless]
    • Bad: too many penalties. [WaPoCSNMARMNB]
    • Evgeny Kuznetsov was touched by T.J. Oshie's willingness to drop the gloves with Brayden Schenn early on in Game 5. [WaPoCSNMA]
  • He won't face any supplemental discipline for his hit on Jakub Voracek, but the Caps should consider sitting Jason Chimera for Game 6 anyway. [Stars and Sticks]
  • The Bears evened up their first-round series with Portland with a 3-1 victory last night... [Patriot-NewsCaps Outsider]
  • ...while the Stingrays took Game 5 - and the series win - over Kalamazoo to punch their ticket to the second round of the ECHL playoffs. [Caps Outsider]
  • Finally, happy 56th birthday to Darren Veitch, and happy 45th birthday to gold medal-winning coach Ken Klee.