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Wednesday Caps Clips: No Sweep for Brooklyn

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The good version of the Caps shows up at the right time as the Caps stave off elimination,

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Three things we were talking about yesterday before the Caps decided to remember how to play hockey. [Rink]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s win (!) from us, Vogs, Caps video (Reirden, Kuznetsov/Ovechkin, Carlson/Holtby, recap), Islanders, NHL, AP, PHT, WaPo, NY Post, Newsday (and again), NoVa Caps (and again), RMNB, Caps Outsider, and Lighthouse Hockey.
  • Alex Ovechkin led the way for his team once again, and made it pretty clear that he and his team wasn’t quite ready to leave the bubble yet. [NHL, NBCSW]
  • Ovechkin’s two goals won the game for them, but Evgeny Kuznetsov helped shift momentum after the Isles jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead. [NBCSW]
  • Don’t call it a comeback yet - but maybe don’t rule it out yet, either. [NBCSW]
  • The Caps played a type of game that looked familiar, and yet has been absent since hockey resumed. And it needs to stick around if they have any shot at a comeback. [WaPo]
  • Former Capital Joel Ward shared his experiences with racism in hockey as part of the Race in America series. [NBCSW]
  • From the “be careful what you wish for” file, would the Caps have been better off playing the Hurricanes in Round 1? [NBCSW]
  • It was a big day for DC teams going 1-0 yesterday. [NBCSW]
  • Prior to the game, the Caps did a little team-bonding in the form of haircuts and new facial hair. Why? Only they know... but hey, it worked. [NBCSW]
  • Happy 55th birthday to David Jensen.
  • Finally...