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Sunday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Penguins Game 2 Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps look to equalize, the Pens look to get their number-two centerman back, and a Caps prospect is looking good.

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Pittsburgh Penguins at Washington Capitals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory brunch links:

  • Previews of this afternoon’s tilt from Vogs (plus game notes), NHL, AP, Fox, NoVa Caps, and be sure to check out our SB Nation rivals over at Pensburgh for the other side of the series.
  • Evgeni Malkin will be a game-time decision for the Pens. [WaPo]
  • T.J. Oshie must be on the mend, as he took part in practice for the first time in a while. [NoVa Caps]
  • Could the Backstrom line see more time vs. Crosby/Hornqvist/Guentzel? [WTOP]
  • Key for the Caps in Game 2: Execute. [NHL]
  • The Caps held a team meeting late in the season to get on the same page defensively. It seems to be working. [WaPo]
  • Oh hai there Andre Burakovsky, guest at Playboy’s super-exclusive first-ever White House Correspondent’s Dinner afterparty. [Examiner]
  • Keep an eye on Caps prospect forward Garrett Pilon. He’s killing it in the WHL playoffs and just turned 20, which means he’ll be eligible to play in Hershey next season. [NoVa Caps]
  • Finally, happy 62nd birthday to Steve Clippingdale.