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Wednesday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Hurricanes Game 7 Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Who’s ready for some Game 7 action?

Carolina Hurricanes v Washington Capitals - Game Five Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Three things on our mind yesterday in the Narrative. [Rink]
  • Previews of tonight’s series-deciding matchup against the Hurricanes from Vogs, Canes, NHL, AP, Stars and Sticks, Reuters, News & Observer, and as always be sure to check out our SB Nation partners at Canes Country for the other side of the series.
  • So far in this series it’s been all about the home team... but why? [NBCSW]
  • Three factors that could help the Caps win tonight. [WashTimes]
  • Carolina depends on peppering goalies with a ton of shots, and that could lead to their Game 7 victory. [WaPo]
  • Both teams will be looking to their veteran leaders to put them into the second round. [NHL (and again)]
  • Remember how good “Mr. Game 7” was in his only Game 7 appearance for the Caps? Yeah. We remember, Justin. [WaPo]
  • The Canes have a ton of fresh-faced playoff rookies on their roster, but don’t be fooled - they’re not completely new to the win-or-go-home dynamic. [WaPo]
  • Meanwhile the Caps definitely aren’t new to it, and especially after last year, Game 7 can’t scare them one bit. [WaPo, NHL]
  • Carolina might have both Andrei Svechnikov and Micheal Ferland, who both left Game 3 early with injury, back in the lineup tonight. [NHL]
  • The Canes “expect to win”? Someone’s feeling a bit cocky. [NHL]
  • Win or lose, the Caps have a chance to make history when this series - it’s up to them what kind. [WaPo]
  • Alex Ovechkin’s playoff history is littered with missed opportunities, even with the Cup, but there’s still time to make up for them. [WashTimes]
  • What’s up with Evgeny Kuznetsov? [FiCP, StarsandSticks]
  • A few leftovers from Monday’s loss in Raleigh, and the goal that shouldn’t have counted but should have counted and... yeah. [NBCSW, RMNB, StarsandSticks]
  • News and notes from yesterday’s practice in Arlington. [Caps video (Reirden, locker room, Caps 365)]
  • The Bears returned home for Game 3 in Hershey and took a 2-1 series lead with a 2-1 victory over the Sound Tigers. [Caps Outsider, NoVa Caps]
  • Finally, happy 59th birthday to Darren Veitch.