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Tuesday Caps Clips: Sizing Up Steeltown

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Wrapping up Caps/Flyers, a look ahead to Caps/Penguins, and plenty of Sid vs. Ovi reading.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • One last look back at a glorious Game 6 victory and first-round series win for the Caps. [Dump 'n Chase]
    • Beast Mode Alex Ovechkin dominated the first round. [WaPo, NatPo]
    • A closer look at why the Caps won and the Flyers lost. [ (Caps (and again), Flyers), WaPo, BSH]
    • Special teams were special. [CSNMA]
    • The Caps had a determined, disciplined effort, and look focused on their way to Round 2. [THN]
    • "We're comfortable being uncomfortable." Patience and poise are key for Coach Trotz. [theScore]
    • Top five Caps from the series. [S&S]
    • Whither the second line? [NVC]
    • More specifically, whither Evgeny Kuznetsov ? [FiCP]
    • Beary Trotz provided his keys to the game. [NYC Caps Crew]
    • Not to be outdone, "Damn" Daniel Winnik was named #BaeOfTheGame. [NYC Caps Crew]
    • C'mon people, the Caps have shed their "first-round loser" label. Live in the now. [WaPo]
    • Philly media ponders - should the team trade Michal Neuvirth for a sniper? []
  • Obligatory Sid vs Ovi bullets:
  • Ready for the next round? It's preview time! [Sportsnet, CSNW, Talk the Red, THN, Bleacher Report, USA Today, Blueshirt Banter]
    • Caps. Penguins. Here we go again. [, WaPo]
    • Per the Caps' captain, this series will be "great for League, great for fans." [PHT]
    • Five of the top games between these two rivals. [WaPo]
    • There will be blood. [NVC]
    • Get to Know a Penguin ... goaltender Matt Murray . [Rink]
    • We are GtK Murray because it seems that old friend Marc-Andre Fleury is still experiencing concussion symptoms. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, ESPN,]
    • 'Ware the Pens' playoff rookies - they're talented... [TribLive]
    • ... and then there's the matter of Phil Kessel . [PPG]
    • The Pens will pose a stiff challenge for the Washington squad. [TSN]
    • A look at the 2014-15 regular season series between the Caps and Rangers. [WaPo]
    • Awaiting the Gr8 Train. And the Fr8 Train. [TribLive, CSNMA]
    • Seven keys to the series. [PensBurgh]
    • Eric Fehr said something or other. [RMNB]
  • Finally, happy 62nd birthday to Pat Ribble, and happy 32nd birthday to Steve Pinizzotto.