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Sunday Caps Clips: Game Won

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps scrap together a gutsy overtime win in Game 1, Anderson comes to the rescue and more.

Boston Bruins v Washington Capitals - Game One Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Despite the loss, the Bruins believe that they did enough good stuff in Game to be encouraged ahead of Game 2. [Globe]
  • When Vitek Vanecek was forced to leave early in the first, Craig Anderson was called into action - and put in a heroic performance in relief. [WaPo, NBCSW (and again), ESPN]
  • Speaking of Vanecek, he believes he’s ready to take on the role of playoff starter. Here’s hoping he heals up quick and is able to do so. [NBCSW]
  • One last round of playoff predictions and miscellaneous thoughts ahead of the first round. [ESPN]
  • Heartwarming gesture toward a little Caps fan who was hit by a puck... or the ultimate troll job by the ultimate troll? You decide. [NBCSBoston]
  • While the team once again showed great resilience, the fact is that two of their players had put them in a tough spot even before the game started. [WaPo]
  • About those two - Evgeny Kuznetsov remained on the COVID-19 list, while Ilya Samsonov has been removed from it but did not dress last night. [WaPo]
  • Going into this series with his former team, Zdeno Chara is able to separate the personal from the business. [NBCS Boston]
  • For the first time in two years, playoff hockey was back in the District. [WUSA9]
  • Reviewing the regular season performance for the Caps’ defensemen and goalies. [NoVa Caps]
  • Finally, happy 37th birthday to Tomas Fleischmann.