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Tuesday Caps Clips: Take Cover

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: That was gross.

Washington Capitals v Carolina Hurricanes - Game Three Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Find out who’s up and who’s down as the postseason gets underway. [Rink]
  • Check out the three things we were talking about yesterday when we were talking about the Caps. [Rink]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s loss from us, Vogs, Caps video (Reirden, locker room, recap), Canes, NHL, AP, WaPo, NBCSW, NBC4, News & Observer, The Score, NoVa Caps (and again), RMNB, and Canes Country.
  • “We didn’t play our game at all.” The captain sums it up pretty perfectly. [News & Observer]
  • Struggles at both ends of the ice exposed the Caps’ biggest weakness: the hole on the blueline. [WaPo]
  • Perhaps the weirdest part of an all-around awful game was the fight between Alex Ovechkin and Andrei Svechnikov, which resulted in the youngster being helped off the ice. Blech. [WaPo, AP, ESPN, Canes Country]
  • Of course, as always, there are two sides to every story (but in this case one is right and the other is Brind’Amour’s). [NBCSW (and again)]
  • Ovechkin doesn’t exactly have a long, storied history with the ol’ fisticuffs. [NBCSW, Caps Outsider]
  • No Kempny, no problem? Well... no. Problem. But the Caps are muddling through without last year’s secret weapon nonetheless. [THN]
  • News and notes from yesterday’s pregame skate, which re-introduced last year’s road tradition of the hot lap! [Caps, NBCSW]
  • This probably doesn’t need to be said after last night’s result, but the Caps would do well to heed the lessons from other series: expect the unexpected. [NBCSW]
  • Finally, happy 56th birthday to Garry Galley.