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Monday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Hurricanes Game 6 Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Time to take care of business, Caps.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Three Caps things we were talking about yesterday. [Rink]
  • Previews of tonight’s Game 6 in Raleigh from Vogs, the Canes, and as always be sure to check out our SB Nation partners over at Canes Country for the other side of the series.
  • Andrei Svechnikov was hoping to be back in the lineup for tonight’s game but it doesn’t look like that’s in the cards. [NHL, News & Observer]
  • T.J. Oshie underwent successful surgery to repair a broken clavicle and is out indefinitely. Get well soon, Osh. [NHL, NBCSW (and again), WashTimes, NBC4, AP, PHT]
  • Checking in with the coach ahead of yesterday’s trip back down to Raleigh. [Caps video]
  • A few leftovers from Saturday night’s win. [Caps, Caps video (All-Access), RMNB]
  • The Caps got to two wins thanks solely to the play of their stars, and while they still shone in Game 5, that third win saw the bottom-six chip in for the first time. [WashTimes]
  • Milestones and first-times were abundant in that lopsided win. [NoVa Caps]
  • In Game 5, the Caps tapped into the swagger, skill and depth that led them to their first Stanley Cup. [WaPo, WashTimes, AP]
  • Now they need to tap into the other part that helped them capture the title last year: a killer instinct. [106.7 TheFanDC]
  • If the Caps should advance, they know a date with Barry Trotz and the Islanders await - but their focus is just on getting the win tonight. [NHL]
  • Once a part of some of the more heartbreaking playoff losses in recent Caps’ history, Carl Hagelin is now a part of the Caps (and read more on his adjustment from us here). [NYTimes]
  • Back with the squad for another playoff run, Devante Smith-Pelly provided a spark in Game 5 and is hoping to continue to make an impact in Game 6. [NHL, NBCSW]
  • Get to know a little bit more about one of last year’s playoff heroes. [Caps Outsider]
  • The goalie carousel continues as the Caps returned Ilya Samsonov to the Bears and sent for the Stingrays’ netminder Parker Milner. [Caps, Live5News]
  • Finally, happy 24th birthday to Madison Bowey, happy 58th to Bob Mason, happy 75th to Bob Paradise, happy 25th to Chandler Stephenson, and raise a glass in memory of Peter Zezel, who would have been 54 today.