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Wednesday Caps Clips: Playoffs Pairings Pending

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps await their first round opponent, Boyd and Bowey get the call, some prospect updates and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Vancouver fans are free agents this playoffs season, so Becca provided them some excellent reasons to root for the Capitals. [Nucks Misconduct]
  • The Caps have clinched the Metro and with two games left in their season, there are still five teams in the mix to be their first-round opponent. [WashTimes]
  • Welcome back, Travis Boyd and Madison Bowey. They have been recalled from Hershey... [Caps Today]
  • ... and may get to see some playing time with Jay Beagle still uncertain and Trotz’s desire to get guys some rest. [WaPo]
  • Ya know, that Andre Burakovsky goal was really something. [Deadspin]
  • “Presuming there already is a special place in heaven for fans of the Caps, someday there also should be a banquet hall, a meadow, a fluffy cloud, or whatever facilities they have up there, for a toast to the 2017-18 edition of their team.” [HB]
  • Congrats to Chris Bourque and Garrett Mitchell, who both reached milestones yesterday:
  • Prospect watch:
  • Axel Jonsson-Fjallby had an assist for Djurgarden in the semifinal series-opener loss to Skelleftea. Djurgarden has lost two-thirds of its top line to injury and family matters, and Axel is keeping quiet about whether or not he plans to come to North America next season. [Aftonbladet]
  • Garrett Pilon and the Everett Silvertips have advanced to the second round of the WHL playoffs. Their series with the Portland Winterhawks begins on Friday. [Silvertips (pics)]
  • The South Carolina Stingrays are set for the Kelly Cup playoffs. Their first-round opponents are the Orlando Solar Bears, and the puck drops in Charleston on April 12. [Caps Outsider]
  • Finally, happy 51st birthday to Rob Murray, and happy 38th to Garret Stroshein.