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Wednesday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Penguins Game 4 Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: That crazy Game Three makes for a momentous Game Four. Buckle up.

Washington Capitals v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game Three Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Six things we limited ourselves to were talking about yesterday when we were talking about the Caps. [Rink (morning, afternoon)]
  • Previews of Game Four between the Caps and Pens from Vogs (plus game notes), AP and WaPo, and be sure to check in with our SB Nation brethren over at Pensburgh for coverage from Steeltown.
  • Straight up, we know that this Game Four will be played without Sidney Crosby and Conor Sheary, both of whom have been diagnosed with concussions... [Penguins]
  • ... and we know that Matt Niskanen is available to play tonight, as the League declined to take any additional disciplinary action. [WaPo]
  • So, where does this leave the Pens? Still in control of their destiny. [The Pensblog]
  • Although perhaps only half as good, statistically speaking. [WaPo (Greenberg), 538, ESPN]
  • Nah, they’re gonna be just fine, sez USA Today’s Kevin Allen. Stanley fine, even. [WNST (audio)]
  • The more important question is where does leave the Capitals? The prize is there for the taking... [WashTimes (Loverro), Peerless]
  • ... but the Pens have proved themselves through playoff adversity before. [PPG]
  • Oh hey there Geno. [PPG]
  • Speaking of narratives, we’ve got a baker’s dozen of hot cross buns at The Taekery:
  • Rob Rossi explains himself. It’s all about the safety n’ stuff! [TSN (audio)]
  • Michael Jenkins - Rossi, GTFO! [CSNMA (video)]
  • A platform for hack reporters! [Caps Outsider]
  • The Pens shouldn’t retaliate - unless it means winning the series! [Beaver County Times]
  • The ultimate Rorshach cross-check! [WaPo (Steinberg)]
  • Mike Milbury, Keith Jones, and Kathryn Tappen - hockey play! [NBC Sports Group]
  • theScore - hockey play! [theScore]
  • Eddie O - hockey play! [CBS Pittsburgh]
  • Don Cherry - not a hockey play! [@RGilbertSOP]
  • John Feinstein - a play that happens sometimes in hockey! [CSNMA (video)]
  • Pittsburgh hockey media’s witch hunt on Alex Ovechkin is dangerous! [SB Nation]
  • Culture of violence! [THN]
  • Defence of Niskanen hit on Crosby an assault on intelligence! [Sportsnet]
  • Epitomizing the worst of “playoff hockey!” [NatPo]
  • An injury-clouded potential series-changer for the Caps! [Vice]
  • A few leftovers from Game Three:
  • Postgame notebook. [Dump-n-Chase]
  • Numbers for the morning after. [RMNB]
  • “Bae of the Game” was Lars Eller. Quel honneur! [NYC Caps Crew]
  • Sports psychologists, FTW. [RMNB]
  • Nicklas Backstrom managed to fly under the radar once again, that sneaky sly Swedish centerman:
  • The Hershey Bears are headed to their own Round Two season opener in Providence on Saturday... [NoVa Caps]
  • ... and they have signed two new players, both of them drafted players whose junior seasons have come to an end. Welcome Lucas Johansen and Garrett Pilon. [NoVa Caps]
  • Finally, happy 63rd birthday to Robbie Moore, happy 41st to Jeff Halpern, and Rod Langway turns the big 6-0 today. Happy birthday, Mr. Secretary!