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Thursday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Lightning Game 4 Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps vow to bounce back, Nicklas Backstrom practiced, special teams must improve and more.

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Tampa Bay Lightning at Washington Capitals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of tonight’s battle with the Bolts from Vogs (plus game notes), NHL, NoVa Caps, Fox Sports, THW, and be sure to swing by our SB Nation frenemies over at Raw Charge for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • What matters, and what doesn’t, as the Caps prep for Game Four. [Peerless]
  • Everybody panic!!! [WashTimes]
  • How are you feeling, Nicklas Backstrom? Asking for a friend. [NHL, WaPo, NoVa Caps]
  • Let’s get that penalty kill back in order. Or, you know, don’t take penalties. [NHL, NBCSW]
  • Related: The Caps’ special teams play in Game Three was dreadful, and so was the final result. [WashTimes]
  • Keith Jones sure likes that Ovechkin/Kuznetsov/Wilson line. [PHT]
  • Young legs and short, short memories - the Caps’ youngsters are helping to carry the load. [WaPo]
  • Short memories for everyone! The Caps’ skaters are taking the Game Three setback in stride... [SI]
  • ... and so is their goaltender. [WaPo]
  • Five teams John Carlson should avoid in free agency. [FanSided]
  • Finally, If you see T.J. Oshie rocking some new “Warroad” threads, it’s his new line of clothing, proceeds of which are going to Alzheimer’s research in honor of his dad. [The Athletic]