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Saturday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Penguins Game 2 Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: A win tonight ties the series, Hagelin could be back, Holtby must be better and more.

Pittsburgh Penguins v Washington Capitals - Game One Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Six things we were talking about yesterday when we were talking about the Caps. [Rink (morning, afternoon)]
  • Previews of Game 2 between the Caps and Pens from Vogs (plus game notes), WaPo and NoVa Caps, and be sure to check in with our frenemies over at Pensburgh for coverage from Steeltown.
  • Speedy Swede Carl Hagelin is reported to be a game-time decision tonight. Craft your D-pairings accordingly. [WaPo]
  • Craig Custance has advice for the Caps on how they can get back to winning. [ESPN]
  • Better play from Braden Holtby is one way. [USA Today, WaPo]
  • Keeping the Pens penned in their own end is another. [Post-Gazette]
  • Is home ice an advantage? Not necessarily in the playoffs. [AP]
  • Ac-centuate the positive. Unless the Caps lose Game Two. Then they are pretty much toast. [WaPo (Boswell)]
  • We’re supposed to care about Kevin Shattenkirk and Nick Bonino being off-ice buddies or something. [NHL.com, CSNMA]
  • Notes and assorted whatnot from Friday’s practice at Kettler:
  • Daily report. [NoVa Caps (and photos)]
  • Not out, and not down neither. Coach sez his squad is resilient and determined. Also focused. And stuff. [CSNMA, Tribune-Review]
  • Those groovy lids the Caps are sporting this postseason are Nats spring training throwbacks. And no, you can’t buy ‘em. [WaPo]
  • A few leftovers from Game One:
  • Yeah, about that. [Caps Outsider]
  • The game was everything we expected. [NHL.com]
  • 20 seconds of playoff hockey’s sublime agony. [SB Nation, and worth your click]
  • The cousins spend some time mulling and stewing. [Peerless]
  • Congrats to the South Carolina Stingrays, who took Game One of their second-round best-of-seven series to double overtime, and defeated the Florida Everblades 3-2. [Caps Outsider]
  • Finally, happy 61st birthday to Steve Clippingdale.