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Wednesday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Bruins Game 3 Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps head to Boston for Game 3 as lineup questions abound, McMichael heads to DC and more.

New Jersey Devils Vs Boston Bruins At TD Garden Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Taking a closer look at just what went wrong in Game 2, and pointing the finger of blame. Fun! [Rink]
  • Three things we were talking about yesterday when we were talking about the Caps. [Rink]
  • No one expected to see Craig Anderson in the net for the Caps (and if we did, we didn’t think it would be a good sign) - but the veteran netminder is keeping the Caps afloat. [Rink]
  • Previews of Game 3 from Vogs, WaPo, WTOP, NoVa Caps, and as always be sure to check in with our SB Nation pals over at Stanley Cup of Chowder for the other side of the rink.
  • After suffering a lower-body injury in Game 2, Lars Eller remains questionable for tonight’s game, dealing another huge blow to an already battered lineup. [NHL]
  • With the Caps currently lacking up the middle, T.J. Oshie has once again dutifully stepped up and filled in at center. [WashTimes]
  • But wait... could the Caps be getting reinforcements in the form of Evgeny Kuznetsov and Ilya Samsonov? [NESN]
  • Or maybe even Connor McMichael, who was recalled after wrapping up a stellar season with the Bears and will now join the Black Aces (...we think). [NBCSW, London Free Press]
  • Updates from Coach Laviolette after yesterday’s optional practice. [Caps video]
  • Laviolette knows that big Zdeno Chara, former captain of his current opponent, can help the Caps get back on track. [NESN]
  • A few leftovers from Monday night’s OT loss. [Caps, RMNB, S&S]
  • Observations from the first two games in this very tight opening-round series. [S&S]
  • From the Boston perspective, the series has shifted in their favor... they’ve certainly gotten luckier so far, that’s for damn sure. [NBCS Boston]
  • It’s always a little tricky to focus too much on the officiating, but Game 2 certainly had some game management involved. [Caps Outsider]
  • One of the biggest discrepancies between the Caps and the Bruins so far this series has been in the faceoff circle - and the Caps are looking for answers. [WashTimes]
  • A number of veteran goalies, including the Caps’ own Craig Anderson, are having their time in the spotlight so far this postseason. [AP]
  • Congrats to Garnet Hathaway, whose contributions to the community have earned him the Caps’ nomination for the King Clancy Trophy. [NHL]
  • Finally, happy 29th birthday to Evgeny Kuznetsov.