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Sunday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Maple Leafs Game 6 Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Just do it.

Washington Capitals v Toronto Maple Leafs - Game Four Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Congratulations to Braden Holtby on once again being named a finalist for the Vezina Trophy! [Rink, Caps, NHL.com, WaPo, CSNMA, Puck Daddy, CP, Caps Outsider, RMNB]
  • Three things we were talking about yesterday. [Rink]
  • Previews of a big Game 6 in Toronto from Vogs, CSNMA, NoVa Caps, and as always be sure to visit our SB Nation pals over at Pension Plan Puppets for the other side of tonight's matchup.
  • Hear from Barry Trotz on his plans for Game 6. [Monumental video]
  • The potential return of Karl Alzner to the lineup might lead Trotz to go with seven defensemen tonight. [WaPo, CSNMA]
  • As for the forwards, Alex Ovechkin is good to go for tonight - no matter how hard Nazem Kadri tried to prevent that from happening. [WaPo, CSNMA]
  • It ain't over until it's over... [Toronto Sun (and again), Toronto Star, ESPN, AP]
  • ...so PUSH THEM OVER A CLIFF! [WashTimes, Toronto Sun, RMNB]
  • But no seriously the Caps should really try to end this thing tonight. Those Leafs kids have summer camp to get to. [WaPo, Toronto Sun]
  • A few leftovers from the game that put the Caps in a position to end this. [Rink Rank, Dump 'n Chase, CSNMA, Toronto Sun, RMNB]
  • Four penalties in one game is apparently four too many even for a hero, as Tom Wilson discovered in Game 5. [WaPo]
  • The Leafs are hoping for a bit more from Mitch Marner. [Toronto Sun, Toronto Star]
  • They may be in their first NHL playoffs, but many of the Leafs young'uns are building on their experiences from the Marlies' run last year. [Toronto Star]
  • Is Vezina-Finalist Braden Holtby the best goalie in the first round? [PPP]
  • The Bears capped off a dramatic third period with a last-minute game-winning goal from Chris Bourque to take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-five series over Lehigh Valley. [Patriot-News]
  • Could the Caps lose Todd Reirden from behind the bench this summer? [NoVa Caps]