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Saturday Caps Clips: A Physical Start

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The feistiness starts early in the series, no punishments doled out, and more in today’s #Caps Clips.

Columbus Blue Jackets v Washington Capitals - Game One Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • A few leftovers from the series opener. [Caps]
  • It’s already been a punishingly physical start to the series, and it’s only one game in. [WaPo]
  • Sounds like neither Josh Anderson nor Tom Wilson will be receiving any supplemental discipline for their hits in Game 1. [WaPo, NBCSW, The Score]
  • As for the two on the receiving end of Anderson and Wilson’s hits, both Alexander Wennberg and Michal Kempny are doubtful for Game 2. [NHL, The Score]
  • Despite providing a burst of energy and skill with every shift, Jakub Vrana clocked just under seven minutes in Game 1. Which is madness. [NoVa Caps]
  • For the Caps, home ice has never really been much of an advantage. [Caps Outsider]
  • It’s just never easy for the good guys from DC, is it? [WaPo]
  • Jeremy Roenick certainly seems to think they’re taking it easy. Jeremy Roenick is an idiot. Do not sound like Jeremy Roenick. [WaPo]
  • How to do that? For one thing, stop saying “here we go again”. [Caps Outsider]
  • It’s not a must-win situation for the Caps yet... but it’s close (or is it?) [Roanoke Times]
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov and Columbus’s Game 1 hero go way back. [WaPo]
  • For Jackets fans, the Game 1 win was just one win, but it gave them something their team has never had: a lead in a playoff series. [Dispatch]
  • The Caps very much out-performed expectations this season. Math says so. [THW]
  • Looking back at every team’s biggest draft failure ever (although some may question whether the Caps is legit). [Sportster]