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Wednesday Caps Clips: Regroup, Reset, Rebound

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Deep breaths.

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

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Three things we were talking about yesterday when we were talking about the Caps. [Rink]
  • The Caps have some work to do and some adjustments to make ahead of Game 4. [NHL, WashTimes, NoVa Caps, FiCP]
  • They need to make adjustments for sure, but their experience winning the Cup is keeping the Caps from hitting the panic button. [WaPo]
  • A few leftovers from Monday night’s loss in Raleigh. [Caps, RMNB, StarsandSticks (and again), Peerless, Canes Country]
  • If you were expecting the Caps to win Game 3 of the series, well, you haven’t been watching them for long enough. [WaPo]
  • Unsurprisingly, there was plenty of chatter about Alex Ovechkin and Andrei Svechnikov. [WaPo, FiCP, THW]
  • Svechnikov ended up going through concussion protocol post fight and has been ruled out for tomorrow night. [NHL, Canes, Herald Sun]
  • Todd Reirden met with the media yesterday, and defended his superstar captain against continued (and somewhat nonsensical) attacks from Rod Brind’Amour. [Caps video, NBCSW]
  • Your coach’s support is support you want. Don Cherry’s, not so much. [NBCSW]
  • It’s a shame that Svechnikov was injured in the fight, and we all hope the kid is okay, but if anyone’s to blame, it’s not Ovechkin - it’s the presence of fighting in hockey. [NBCSW, FTW, NYDN]
  • Well... it’s a rivalry now. [NBCSW]
  • It was a rocky start for Petr Mrazek, but he’s been pretty good since the series opener. [News & Observer]
  • Before the Bears kick off their own playoff run this Friday, take a moment to look back at their up-and-down regular season. [NoVa Caps]
  • Hey, Carolina? Detroit fans don’t take too kindly to you dubbing yourself “Hockey Town” after one playoff win. [Deadline Detroit]
  • Should the Caps get past the Hurricanes and into Round 2... Barry Trotz and the Islanders will be waiting. [NHL, AP]
  • Finally, happy 76th birthday to Dennis Hextall, happy 54th to Kent Paynter, and raise a glass to the memory of Tommy Williams, who would’ve been 79 today.