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Thursday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Hurricanes Game 4 Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Revenge is a dish best served two days old.

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

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Chatting about Game 3 fallout and what to expect in Game 4 with the Japers’ Rink Radio crew. [Rink]
  • Three things we were talking about yesterday when we were talking about the Caps (and a few other teams, too). [Rink]
  • Previews of Game 4 from Vogs and NoVa Caps, and as always be sure to check out our SB Nation partners over at Canes Country for the other side of the series.
  • News and notes from yesterday’s practice in Raleigh, where lines got a shuffle and a new face emerged on the blueline. [Caps video (Caps365, Reirden, locker room), WaPo, NBCSW, WashTimes, NoVa Caps, RMNB]
  • The Canes will be making some lineup changes, too, but their changes are due to some injuries up front:
  • It’s not technically a must-win, but down 2-1 and facing a decisive Game 5 back in DC, the Hurricanes are approaching tonight’s game as if it were. [News & Observer]
  • Meanwhile the Caps got their bell rung last game but are confident they’ll have an answer for Carolina tonight. [NHL]
  • Taking a look at a couple of X factors, tips, and tricks for beating the Canes in Game 4. [Caps Outsider, RMNB, StarsandSticks]
  • The Caps may be on the road, but you can enjoy Game 4 at Capital One Arena with 18,000 of your closest friends. That’s right, kids, viewing parties are back! [Caps, NBCSW]
  • Former Cap Justin Williams is still pretty tight with a lot of his old teammates - but for the remainder of this series, friendships go on the back burner. [NHL]
  • In this week’s mailbag: DON’T. PANIC. [NBCSW]
  • Previewing the Hershey Bears’ upcoming series against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. [NoVa Caps]
  • Five things we’ve learned about this Caps-Hurricanes series so far. [Canes Country]
  • When Barry Trotz got his Stanley Cup ring back in November, he said the Caps’ attempt at back-to-back would have to go through the Island. Welp... [NBCSW]
  • No one knows better than the Caps what the Lightning learned the hard way Tuesday night: being the best in the regular season really doesn’t do much. [WaPo]
  • It’s been a topic of conversation since Alex Ovechkin’s hot start to the season, but the latest to declare that Ovechkin could catch Wayne Gretzky’s goal record? Gretzky himself. [CBC]
  • Congrats to Tom Wilson, whose charity work in the community led him to be named the Caps’ nominee for this year’s King Clancy Award. [Caps, Caps video (Wilson), NBCSW]
  • Saturday’s Game 5 officially has a start time. Anyone up for a seder at Cap One? [Caps]
  • Finally, happy 30th birthday to Anthony Peluso, happy 42nd to Sebastien Charpentier, and happy 41st to Boyd Kane.