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Saturday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Flyers Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps look to extend their home streak, injury updates aplenty and more.

Philadelphia Flyers v Washington Capitals - Game Five Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Jakub Vrana has settled in nicely to Andre Burakovsky's spot on the Caps' third line. [Rink]
  • Previews of tonight's Caps-Flyers battle from Vogs, Peerless, AP, NoVa Caps, CSNPhilly and be sure to visit our SBN pals over at Broad Street Hockey for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • Checking in on the walking wounded:
  • Turns out it wasn't so much an injury as a leg infection that kept Brooks Orpik on the sidelines for three games. [CSNMA]
  • Meanwhile T.J. Oshie practiced with the team yesterday and should be ready to go for tonight. [WaPo, CSNMA]
  • And Andre Burakovsky is still on track with his recovery, and now sans cast. [CSNMA]
  • Post-practice thoughts from coach and Caps. [Monumental video (Trotz, Oshie, Rinkside Update/Carey)]
  • The Caps are going to have a tough time getting everyone in under the cap this summer... but might Kevin Shattenkirk make the cut? [WaPo]
  • Like most of us, Daniel Winnik is not a fan of the playoff system. [CBS Baltimore]
  • Verizon Center has been filled with happy Caps fans for the last two months. [THW]
  • With Tom Gilbert and Pheonix Copley joining the organization in recent weeks, Hershey is suddenly brimming with talent... but a Copley injury is putting a damper on the optimism. [NoVa Caps]
  • Someday the robots will rise up against us and they'll have a pretty sick backhand. [CSNMA]
  • As always, a good Caps team means a load of skepticism from inside and outside the Beltway. [Puck Daddy]
  • Alex Ovechkin is delivering goals and pizzas, and he's all out of goals. Er... wait. []