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Saturday Caps Clips: One Last Tune-Up

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps get in one last intrasquad scrimmage before heading to TO, pending UFAs face an uncertain future and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Highlights and takeaways from yesterday’s intrasquad scrimmage. [Caps video (highlights, Reirden, Sprong, Holtby), NBCSW, NoVa Caps]
  • Holtby was sharp yesterday, carrying a shutout into the final minute of scrimmage - and is hopeful he can rebound from a subpar season. [NHL]
  • Previewing the battle to come in the Eastern Conference. [NHL video]
  • LED screens, on-ice microphones, new camera angles... these won’t be your dad’s playoff broadcasts. [NHL]
  • The return of hockey has fans and players alike torn between needing an escape and having concerns about health and safety. [WaPo]
  • So far, so good, but NHL’s top brass knows it’s too early to celebrate the return to hockey during an ongoing pandemic. [AP]
  • The Caps will need players to step up their game when the playoffs get underway. [THW, StarsandSticks]
  • Now that Seattle’s team has a name on the front of the jersey, it’s time to contemplate what names could be on the back - particularly from the Caps’ current roster. [NBCSW]
  • This return to hockey has plenty of uncertainty built in already, but even more so for pending free agents. [AP]
  • The local broadcast information is out for the upcoming exhibition game as well as the first two games of the round-robin tournament. [Caps]
  • Guitars, gaming gear, and opposing players: contemplating life in the NHL’s playoff bubble. [NHL, The Score, CP]
  • Ask Tom Wilson anything! [Caps video]
  • Finally, happy 28th birthday to Michael Sgarbossa.