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Thursday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Blue Jackets Game 4 Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Holtbeast gets his net back, fatigue could be a factor, Lars Eller is stoked and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of Game 4 from Vogs (plus game notes), Fox Sports and NHL and be sure to check out our SB Nation frenemies over at The Cannon for the other side of the series.
  • Braden Holtby has reclaimed the starter’s net. [NHL, NBCSW, NoVa Caps]
  • With all the overtime minutes, 47:24 of them in this series so far, fatigue could be a factor as the teams stare down Game 4... [WaPo, NHL, WashTimes]
  • ... “Nah, we good,” say the players. [USA Today]
  • Three keys for the rest of the series. [THN]
  • A playoff bounce goes the Caps’ way, finally. Dammit. [PHT]
  • Related: “It’s the best feeling. Yeah. The best.” [RMNB]
  • A Jackets fan writes about life in Caps country. [The Cannon]
  • In prospect news, Axel Jonsson-Fjallby ’s season is over as Djurgarden lost in six games to Skelleftea in the SHL semifinals. Djurgarden reportedly wants to re-sign him, but no news yet. [SvenskaFans]
  • Finally, two former Caps and (well, obviously) one current Cap have the dubious distinction of landing on the “one contract every NHL team needs to unload in the offseason” list. [The Sportster]