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The Noon Countdown: A Trio of Tune-Ups

A look at one last bit of pre-playoff business for the Caps

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3 - Number of days remaining until the start of the Capitals’ 2020 postseason run. But it’s also...

...the number of games remaining for the Caps to get ready for their first playoff series. These next three games against Tampa, Philadelphia and Boston are important in their own right and will determine seeding and home ice (for whatever that’s worth). But all of that takes a backseat to being ready — and healthy — for whoever they face in the first best-of-seven round, and this round-robin tournament gives the team a perfect opportunity to ramp up the intensity while also making some last-minute adjustments.