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Thursday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Flyers Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps prepare for their second round-robin match against Philly, Eller heads out for the birth of his son and more.

Washington Capitals v Philadelphia Flyers Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Previews of this afternoon’s round-robin throwdown with the Flyers from us, Vogs, NHL, AP, FLM, NBCSW, Washtimes, NBCSPhilly, Inquirer (and again), Peerless, NoVa Caps, StarsandSticks, and be sure to check out our SB Nation buds over at Broad Street Hockey for the other side of today’s matchup.
  • The Capitals organization talked the talk and now are walking the walk with a slew of great new initiatives to help diversity and racial equality. [Rink, Caps]
  • Another day in the bubble, another day of Zoom press conferences with players and coach. [Caps video (Reirden, Wilson/Gudas, Backstrom)]
  • A long layoff followed by a shortened training camp and the immediate intensity of playoffs could lead to injuries - so depth is going to be key. [WaPo]
  • Caps’ legend Olie Kolzig gives us the scoop on Vitek Vanecek’s upside between the pipes. [NBCSW]
  • As expected, Lars Eller has left the Caps’ bubble to attend the birth of his son. Best wishes to Lars and Julie Eller on their new addition! [WaPo, NBCSW, WashTimes]
  • Look back at the long, bloody playoff history between the Caps and today’s opponent. [NoVa Caps]
  • Happy 26th birthday to Christian Djoos.
  • Finally... well played, NHL Edmonton crew. Well played.