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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: It all starts tonight (for some people)

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Our pal Isabelle Khurshudyan joins Adam to preview the first round, audio style. [Rink]
  • Who was up and who was down in the last week of the regular season? [Rink]
  • Get to know a couple of ‘Canes. [Rink (Niederreiter, Svechnikov)]
  • Three things we were talking about yesterday when we were talking about the Caps. [Rink]
  • Take some time to read about the battle being waged by Todd Reirden’s son, Travis, who is bravely telling his story to help others. [WaPo]
  • For the last year we’ve gotten to experience all that goes with rooting for a Stanley Cup champion - and it’s been one hell of a ride. [TV Insider, StarsandSticks]
  • To go on another successful run, the Caps will need to find another level to their game. Brett Connolly expects that to happen. [The Fan DC]
  • One big difference between this year and previous postseasons: no ghosts. [AP, WashTimes, FiCP]
  • The Caps are hoping a couple of deadline acquisitions will be the key to another lengthy playoff run. [NoVa Caps, AP]
  • Get a closer look at the two Caps’ playoff “rookies”, Nic Dowd and Nick Jensen. [NoVa Caps]
  • Justin Williams is looking forward to catching up with some old pals in DC, and also hopes to take them down. N’aww, how sweet! [News & Observer]
  • The players and processes that can help the Caps go back-to-back. [The Fan DC (and again)]
  • Tom Wilson is a villain everywhere outside of DC, but he seems to have turned over a new leaf since his lengthy early-season suspension... which can only be good for the Caps. [NBCSW, WashTimes]
  • Breaking down the Caps-’Canes goalie matchup. [NoVa Caps]
  • News and notes from the first practice of the postseason. [Caps video (Rinkside Update/Dowd, All Access)]
  • Dmitry Orlov’s path from up-and-down blueliner to Caps’ reigning ironman has been something of a surprise. [Caps Outsider]
  • Previews and predictions for the Eastern Conference. [Defending Big D, PDOCast, Daily Hive, CBC, Rotoworld]
  • 16 questions facing the playoff teams. [NBC Sports]
  • A broken-down car and a banged-up upper body? Sounds like Lars Eller had himself a case of the Mondays. [WaPo, NBCSW]
  • While the Caps look to capture their second Stanley Cup, the ECHL Stingrays are on a quest for their fourth Kelly Cup. [Post & Courier]
  • Legendary anthem singer Bob McDonald has been opening Caps games for over two decades - and he’s now part of the family. [Washington City Paper]
  • Happy 49th birthday to Enrico Ciccone.
  • And finally... the ice is ready. Are you?