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Saturday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Hurricanes Game 2 Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Game 2 time.

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NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Carolina Hurricanes at Washington Capitals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Three things we were talking about yesterday when we were talking about the Caps. [Rink]
  • Previews of Game 2 from Vogs, NHL, NBCSW, FLM, NoVa Caps, Stars and Sticks, and as always check out our SB Nation partners over at Canes Country for the other side of the series.
  • Headed downtown for today’s game? Beware of worse-than-usual traffic in places due to a cavalcade of activities in the District. [Caps]
  • The Caps’ Kempny-ness blueline is still a work in progress. [NHL]
  • A few leftovers from Thursday’s Game 1 victory. [Caps, All Access, WaPo, NBCSW, Peerless, RMNB, StarsandSticks]
  • By winning Game 1, the Caps avoided (or at least postponed) a recent trend of theirs: falling behind in series. [NBCSW]
  • Playoff experience can be overrated at times, but it certainly helped the seasoned Caps keep their cool in the late nerve-wracking minutes of Game 1. [NHL]
  • While he wasn’t here to win it with them, many within the Caps’ organization credit Justin Williams for helping them finally win a Cup. [WaPo]
  • News and notes from yesterday’s practice. [Caps video (Reirden, locker room, Rinkside Update/Backstrom)
  • After capturing his eighth career Richard Trophy, Alex Ovechkin shows no signs of slowing down. [Caps]
  • Winners and losers from the playoff teams as the postseason gets underway. [USA Today]
  • Seven different Caps hit the 20-goal mark during the regular season - and they’ll need that kind of balanced attack for another long playoff run. [Caps]
  • Alex Ovechkin continues to be a role model for DC-area special hockey teams. [WJLA]
  • Still looking for that bandwagon team? Consider, perchance, the Caps. [RMNB]
  • Happy 32nd birthday to Ryan Stoa, happy 56th to Jim McGeough, happy 25th to Connor Carrick, and happy 45th to Sergei Gonchar.
  • Finally... it’s a new day. Get hyped.