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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Some leftover notes from Monday’s shootout loss, looking ahead to the Flyers, and more.

NHL: MAR 04 Flyers at Capitals Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • A few leftovers and key takeaways from the shootout loss on Monday. [Rink, TBTimes, NoVa Caps, StarsandSticks (and again)]
  • If the Caps want to make another playoff run, they need to tap into their physicality. [NBCSW]
  • Mark your calendars, tomorrow’s round-robin game against the Flyers officially has a start time. [Caps]
  • Breaking down the analytics ahead of that Flyers game. [NoVa Caps]
  • Sounds like Vitek Vanecek will get a start in the round-robin - but the Caps’ playoff hopes still rest with starter Braden Holtby. [NBCSW]
  • Get a look inside the bubble from some of the NHL execs responsible for making sure everything goes right - and the hats make it on the ice, fans or no fans. [NHL]
  • T.J. Oshie brings a little bit of everything to the Capitals’ lineup. [THW]
  • Finally, happy 62nd birthday to Howard Walker, happy 57th to Mike Siltala, and happy 44th to Jeff Friesen.