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Thursday Caps Clips: Overtime Oopsie

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: the Caps fall to the Bruins in double OT after a miscue in net, a look at Washington’s defensive options and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • How did the Washington Capitals rank individually through the first two games of the series? [Rink]
  • Three things we were talking about yesterday when talking about the Caps. [Rink]
  • Washington needs to up their defensive game to have a chance at beating Boston, but there are viable options to make that happen. [Rink]
  • Recaps and other bits and bobs from last night’s double OT loss from us, Vogs, WaPo ($), NHL, AP, Reuters, Athletic ($), Capitals video (Coach Laviolette, John Carlson/Tom Wilson, recap, condensed game), NHL Tonight, NBCSW (and again), NoVa Caps (and again), RMNB, and Stanley Cup of Chowder.
  • Did Ilya Samsonov do enough in net last night to grab the starting role? [NBCSW]
  • Tuukka Rask is, no surprise, one of the biggest difference-makers in this series for the Bruins. [Athletic ($)]
  • “Craig Anderson: Playoff Hero” might come as a surprise to most Caps fans, but it’s not as shocking as you might think. [NBCSW]
  • The Capitals’ lineup keeps getting battered and bruised, but luckily there are some Black Aces waiting in the wings. [Athletic ($)]
  • A bit of levity: a lineup of famous fans of each of the 16 playoff teams. [ESPN]
  • The 2021 NHL Draft Lottery will take place on June 2, just two weeks from now. [NHL]
  • Finally, happy 75th birthday to Hall of Famer Craig Patrick!