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Friday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Bruins Game 4 Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps look to rebound from a(nother) tough overtime loss, Samsonov learns a tough lesson after a stellar performance, the Caps’ fourth line rocks and more.

NHL: MAY 19 Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round - Capitals at Bruins Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Three things we were talking about yesterday when we were talking about the Caps. [Rink]
  • Previews of Game 4 from Vogs, NBCSW, and NoVa Caps, and of course feel free to check in with our SB Nation pals over at Stanley Cup of Chowder for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • In Game 3, Ilya Samsonov had some of the best - and easily one of the worst - moments of his young career. Efficient! [WaPo]
  • That awful moment in 2OT adds another question mark to an already insecure goalie rotation for the Caps. [WashTimes]
  • That said? It’s over. It’s done. Shit happens and we move on. [NHL]
  • The Caps and Bruins may have an addiction to nail-biting one-goal and overtime playoff games. Expect a bill from my cardiologist. [CBS Boston, NESN]
  • The Caps’ fourth line >>>>> the Bruins’ (and really any team’s) fourth line. [Causeway Crowd, SCoC]
  • Apparently it’s absolutely shocking that the series has been this close and it’s only because the Bruins haven’t been at their best. K. [NBCS Boston]
  • Actually it’s potentially more surprising that the Caps aren’t up in the series, and it all comes down to finishing games. [NoVa Caps]
  • After missing games on the COVID protocol list for a second time this year, Evgeny Kuznetsov confirmed yesterday that he had, in fact, gotten a second positive test. [WTOP]
  • Hear from Kuznetsov and Ilya Samsonov about their COVID absences and Game 3. [Caps video]
  • And check in with the coach after yesterday’s optional skate. [Caps video]
  • A few more leftovers from Wednesday night’s disappointment. [NESN, RMNB, THW]
  • The Bruins brought the physicality in Game 3. [THW]
  • Finally, happy 30th birthday to Patrick Wey, happy 73rd to Bill Mikkelson, and here’s hoping it’s the happiest of 40th birthdays for Craig Anderson.