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Wednesday Caps Clips: Struck Down, Still Up

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Bolts pick up their first win of the series,

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  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s loss from us, Vogs, Caps video (Trotz, Cap.s365), NHL, AP, Reuters, WaPo, NBCSW (and again), WashTimes, RMNB, NoVa Caps, TBO, and Raw Charge.
  • This year’s Caps team is confident, at ease, and unburdened by previous playoff disappointments. Lucky. [SI]
  • Tom Wilson took exception to a hit from behind by Anton Stralman, and made sure to air his disappointment. [WaPo, ESPN, The Score]
  • Still no Backstrom. [NoVa Caps]
  • As the series shifts to DC, the chess match continues and the Caps will need to answer for Tampa’s adjustments. [NBCSW]
  • The story can change, and it might be changing for the Caps. [WaPo]
  • 13 seasons in and Alex Ovechkin is finally having fun in the playoffs. [NBC Sports, TBO]
  • Maybe it’s because his Caps area actually the real deal., last night notwithstanding. [RMNB]
  • It wasn’t a flashy move, but the trade that brought in defenseman Michal Kempny has done wonders for the blueline. [WashTimes]
  • There’s fan dedication... and then there’s flying home in between cancer treatments to see your favorite team play. Best wishes to Amanda and her family. [WaPo, NBCSW]
  • Concerned about the Metro closing before the end of Game 4? Not to worry, because it’s staying open thanks to... the country of Qatar. Sure. [NBCSW]