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Tuesday Caps Clips: Late Rise in Sunrise

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Wait, hockey games have three periods now??

NHL: Washington Capitals at Florida Panthers Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Who’s leading the pack and who’s lollygagging behind? Find out who was carrying his weight to help clinch a playoff berth in the latest Ups and Downs. [Rink]
  • Get a look ahead at what the final week of the regular season holds for the Caps in this week’s Snapshots. [Rink]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s loss from us, Vogs, Caps video (Reirden, locker room, recap), NHL, AP, WaPo, NBCSW, NoVa Caps, RMNB, and Pucker Up Sports.
  • The Caps had a shot at clinching the top spot in the Metro (and got some rare assistance from the Leafs) last night. Alas... [WaPo, NBCSW]
  • Another 50-goal season under his belt, Alex Ovechkin remains focused on the big picture. [Caps]
  • Forget catching Wayne Gretzky... perhaps Ovechkin could leave the Great One in the dust completely! [WaPo]
  • What might a playoff rematch with the Columbus Blue Jackets look like? [NBCSW]
  • Do you want the Caps to play the Jackets at all? What about the ‘Canes or Pens? Weigh in. [NoVa Caps]
  • With Michal Kempny out indefinitely, the Caps will need someone else to play that role this spring. [NBCSW]
  • Get to know the Caps’ prospect between the pipes, Vitek Vanecek. [Caps Outsider]
  • The Caps appear to be getting revved up for another run (last night’s result aside). [StarsandSticks]
  • As everyone agrees, the Capitals trade of Filip Forsberg for Martin Erat was a great one... at least when pondered on a specific date. [StarsandSticks]