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Monday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Lightning Game 6 Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: It’s the biggest game of Ovechkin’s career, the team rallies around Matt Niskanen, perhaps the Caps could earn a powerplay this time and more.

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

Your savory breakfast brinks:

  • Previews of tonight’s on-the-brink battle with the Bolts from Vogs (plus game notes), NHL, NoVa Caps, Fox Sports and NBCSW and be sure to swing by our SB Nation frenemies over at Raw Charge for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • Good news - the Bolts are matching their fourth line against the Ovechkin line, and it’s working. [NBCSW]
  • Realistically, it’s all up to the goalie. [WashTimes (Loverro), WaPo, Fox Sports]
  • Related: Alex Ovechkin returns to his physical game. [NatPo]
  • Also related: It’s the biggest game of the Gr8’s career. [WaPo]
  • Maybe the Caps could get a powerplay or three this time. [106.7 The Fan]
  • Rally ‘round Matt Niskanen. [Sportsnet]
  • “Staying the course” is the message from Caps Camp. [WaPo]
  • Haven’t we been here before. [TBT]
  • Barry Trotz on the spring of no slogans and being at peace with himself. [The Athletic]
  • A few leftovers from Game Five:
  • The Japers’ Brink podcast recap. [JRR]
  • Best and worst moments. [PHT]
  • Ovi tried to tie it himself. [Sporting News]
  • Finally, happy 70th birthday to Bill Mikkelson, happy 39th to Graham Mink, and happy 27th to Patrick Wey.