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Monday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Penguins Game 6 Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps head to the ‘Burgh looking to force Game 7.

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NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Washington Capitals at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Three things we were talking about yesterday when we were talking about the Caps. [Rink]
  • Previews of tonight's Game 6 from Vogs, WaPo, CSNMA, and as always be sure to visit our SB Nation pals over at Pensburgh for the other side of tonight's matchup.
  • Game 5 was good. Game 6 needs to be even better. [WashTimes, NoVa Caps]
  • How the Caps can win. [StarsandSticks, USA Today]
  • The Caps' stars stepped up last game, and need to do so again... [NHL.com, FRS]
  • ...and the Pens will need theirs to do the same to end this in 6 (although we're fine if they don't). [Tribune-Review]
  • The Caps finally got to Marc-Andre Fleury in Game 5, and now the spotlight is on the Pens' goaltender. [AP, CSNMA]
  • It's redemption time. [Tribune-Review]
  • The future - and present - of the Caps is Evgeny Kuznetsov. [WaPo, NHL.com]
  • Kuznetsov was talking up his captain ahead of Game 5, and his captain certainly delivered. [WaPo, CSNMA]
  • It was a rough start for Kevin Shattenkirk, but he's starting to step up his game precisely when the Caps need him to do so. [NoVa Caps]
  • As for Nate Schmidt, well, he's been good the whole time. [NoVa Caps]
  • A few leftovers from Game 5. [Rink Rank, Dump 'n Chase, CSNMA, RMNB, Pensburgh]
  • Now those are the Capitals we remember. [WashTimes]
  • Nicklas Backstrom, you're our hero. [CSNMA]
  • He wasn't the only Swede to deliver, as Barry Trotz's line shuffling paid off for Andre Burakovsky. [WaPo]
  • Trotz spoke to the media yesterday on an off-day for his team. [Monumental video]
  • Apparently the Capitals playing better and talking about it is them stealing the Penguins blueprint, or... something. [Tribune-Review]
  • All signs are positive for the Penguins as far as Sidney Crosby's return, and health, is concerned. [WaPo]
  • They're also still committed to that whole shot-blocking theme, in case you forgot that Mike Sullivan is a John Tortorella protege. [Tribune-Review]
  • The Bears have knotted up their second-round series against Providence thanks to a Travis Boyd overtime game-winner. [Patriot-News]