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Tuesday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Penguins Game 3 Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps head to Steeltown, Wilson avoids discipline, the Nats take note and more.

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Your savory brunch links:

  • Previews of tonight’s tilt from Vogs (plus game notes), NHL, Fox, NoVa Caps, and be sure to check out our SB Nation rivals over at Pensburgh for the other side of the series.
  • The Department of Player Safety declined to review Tom Wilson’s hit on Brian Dumoulin, so Willy avoids possible suspension and is eligible to play tonight. [WaPo, NBCSW]
  • The Pens aren’t planning to retaliate, probably. [The Athleti¢]
  • Evgeni Malkin will be a game-time decision for the Pens. [NHL]
  • T.J. Oshie and Evgeny Kuznetsov are both expected to play after sustaining “minor hand injuries.” Gulp. [NHL]
  • The Caps must take at least one of these next two games on enemy ice. But two would be so much better... [NoVa Caps]
  • ... and perhaps the Pens won’t be able to regain their “scoring balance.” [NHL]
  • Alex Ovechkin is proving himself (again) one on one... [THN]
  • ... while Sidney Crosby is practicing ‘n’ stuff. [WaPo]
  • Speedy Jakub Vrana could be the Caps’ X-factor - but will he get enough ice time to make a difference? [WaPo]
  • Transformations:
  • Before - Tom Wilson, tough guy. After - Tom Wilson, go-to guy. [NYT]
  • Before - Jay Beagle, afterthought. After - Jay Beagle, Mr. Franchise. [The Athleti¢]
  • A few numbers from the morning after the game before. [NoVa Caps, RMNB]
  • Happy 57th birthday to Clint Malarchuk.
  • Finally, our baseball buddies the Washington Nationals have the Pittsburgh Pirates in town for a three-spot, and their social media team has had a go with some crosstown hockey goodness. Their ticket promotion is golden, and when shortstop Trea Turner was deemed safe at second after a tremendous slide and lengthy review, the Nats gave us this beauty: