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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The road team continues its hot streak as the Lightning even up the series, Backstrom returns (!!!) and more.

Tampa Bay Lightning v Washington Capitals - Game Four Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • How can the Caps stop the Lightning’s deadly power play? [Rink]
  • Now it comes down to the chess match, the matchups, and Barry Trotz vs. Jon Cooper. [Rink]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s loss from us, Vogs, Caps video (Trotz, locker room, Caps365), NHL, AP, NBC Sports, WaPo, NBCSW, WashTimes, Peerless, RMNB, NoVa Caps, TBO, and Raw Charge.
  • Opportunity missed. [ESPN]
  • The Caps just are not playing as well at home in the playoffs. We’ll try not to take it personally. [WaPo]
  • Luckily they’ve been more than okay on the road... and what do you know, another road game awaits this weekend. [The Score]
  • Backstrom’s back, alright! [NHL, AP]
  • Outplay opponent, come up short, end up with a loss... yup, this is a playoff script we’re familiar with. [Caps Outsider]
  • In his first NHL postseason experience, Jakub Vrana has stepped up his game, and is showing his potential as a first-rate player. [NoVa Caps]
  • The Caps could really use the secondary scoring a healthy Andre Burakovsky would provide. Alas. [RMNB]
  • Hey, shout-out to an entire foreign country for stepping up and footing the bill for extra-late Metro service last night. Thanks, Qatar. [AP, WashTimes, RMNB]