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Friday Caps Clips: Capitals vs Islanders Game 2 Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps are looking to bounce back from a rough Game 1 loss

New York Islanders v Washington Capitals - Game One Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via Getty Images

Your savory game-day breakfast links:

  • Check out yesterday’s episode of Japers’ Rink Radio, where Adam and Greg attempt to debrief whatever the heck happened in Game 1. [Rink]
  • Here’s what you need to know going into Game 2 from Vogs, Islanders, NBCSW, and NoVa Caps.
  • Todd Reirden announced yesterday that Nicklas Backstrom is in concussion protocol and will not dress for Game 2. [WaPo, NHL, NBCSW, Stars and Sticks]
  • Lars Eller returned to practice on Thursday after spending four days quarantining in his hotel room, and he is expected in the lineup today. [NoVa Caps]
  • The Capitals looked incredibly messy in the last half of Game 1, so what does that mean for them going into Game 2? [WaPo]
  • Check out Caps’ prospect Beck Malenstyn’s “Bubble Blog” to get some insight on what life in the bubble is like. [NHL]
  • Todd Reirden called Anders Lee’s hit on Backstrom “predatory” but Barry Trotz had a different take. [NBCSW]
  • What lessons from Game 1 can the Caps take into Game 2? [THW]
  • Finally, let Dmitry Orlov hype you up for today’s game: