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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps hold off the Bruins and snag the third seed, securing a first-round date with the Trotzian Islanders, Fehervary’s postseason debut goes well and more

Boston Bruins v Washington Capitals Photo by Andre Ringuette/Freestyle Photo/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps and other assorted musings on yesterday’s round-robin finale win from us, Vogs, Caps video (Reirden, Ovechkin/Wilson, Dillon/Holtby, recap), Bruins, NHL, AP, WaPo, NBCSW (and again), NBCSBoston, NoVa Caps (and again), and RMNB.
  • Martin Fehervary made his postseason debut yesterday, taking the place of Radko Gudas and still-injured John Carlson. The verdict? Not bad, kid. [NoVa Caps, RMNB]
  • With their 2-1 victory over Boston, the Caps officially clinch the third seed - and draw a date with Barry Trotz and the Isles in the first round. [Rink, NBCSW, AP, NoVa Caps, Eyes on Isles]
  • In fact the full playoff field is now set, with opening games kicking off tomorrow. [The Score, NHL]
  • Mark those calendars (and cancel any Wednesday afternoon meetings) - the schedule for the first round is up. [Rink, Caps]
  • The Caps’ former bench boss certainly seems excited to face his old squad. [Newsday, NY Post, The Score]
  • Because everything is strange, the second half of the draft lottery is tonight... with some of the NHL’s top teams in the mix. Which one would be the worst? Hmm... [NoVa Caps]
  • Finally, happy 64th birthday to Mike McEwen.