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Sunday Caps Clips: Playoff Matchups A-Bruin; Caps vs. Cats Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps down the Bruins before heading home to wrap up the regular season... and then the show begins.

Florida Panthers v Washington Capitals Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of the final game of the regular season against the Panthers from Vogs, Peerless, and the Sun Sentinel, and be sure to swing by our SB Nation pals over at Litter Box Cats for the other side of tonight's matchup.
  • Sounds like John Carlson could be back in the lineup after missing the last three games with a lower-body injury. [CSNMA]
  • Tonight marks the 63rd (and final) start of the regular season for Braden Holtby, a slight dip from his workload last year. [CSNMA]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on yesterday's win from us, Vogs, Monumental video (Trotz, locker room),, WaPo, CSNMA, AP, NoVa Caps, RMNB, CSNNE, Boston Globe, and Boston Herald.
  • Alex Ovechkin has made a habit lately of taking out the other team's puck-moving defensemen. The latest? Boston's Brandon Carlo. [WaPo, CSNNE]
  • About that goal review that put the Bruins on the board... []
  • Thanks to the Caps win, as well as wins by the Senators and Maple Leafs, the playoff picture is starting to come into focus... but we still don't know who the Caps will face. [Puck Daddy, CSNMA, CSNNE]
  • These playoffs are going to rock. We hope. [Fansided,]
  • As always, the postseason will play host to many different styles of play - so which one will win out in the end? [AP]
  • The Caps' current coach - and one of their former coaches - are pretty easy to root for. [FRS]