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The Narrative: Game On, The Vezina and The Real Finals?

Three things we're talking about today when we're talking about the Caps

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1. Not much set-up needed here (and as for lineup updates, per reports, Karl Alzner is in, Brooks Orpik is a gametime decision (Taylor Chorney would go if he can't) and Conor Sheary is in for Pittsburgh)...


2. Braden Holtby is a Vezina finalist and, let's face it... a mortal lock for the award.

But in a shocking turn of events, not everyone is happy:

For what it's worth, we tend to agree with Wysh here (and anyone who thinks Jonathan Quick doesn't belong). More importantly, let's hope Holtby doesn't have a Game 1 performance that resembles the one co-finalist Ben Bishop had last night.


3. Interestingly, oddsmakers have the Caps and Pens as co-favorites to win the Cup:

Other models are less favorable, but it's clear that whichever of these teams emerges when the dust settles on this one will be well-positioned to do the thing... just as it has happened the other two times these teams have met in the second round, first in 1991...


And then again in 2009:


(via Wiki)