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Friday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Flyers Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: the Caps open their final home stand with a back-to-back against the Flyers, more fallout from the Caps-Rangers, potential playoff brackets and more.

Philadelphia Flyers v Washington Capitals Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Things are...looking up for the Washington Capitals? [Rink]
  • Previews and other necessary information for the back-to-back against the Flyers that begins tonight from Vogs, Peerless, NoVa Caps, and AP, and don’t forget to check in with SB Nation pals Broad Street Hockey for coverage from behind enemy lines.
  • A moment of good in an otherwise chaotic week for the Capitals: T.J. Oshie’s hatty. [WaPo]
  • Speaking of chaos, catch up on a few assorted leftovers from Wednesday night’s win over the Rangers from Vogs, RMNB, and S+S.
  • Ok, one last bit of this week’s chaos: yesterday, the Rangers’ Pavel Buchnevich was given a one-game suspension for high-sticking Anthony Mantha on Wednesday and the league fined the Rangers $250,000 for their statement on Tuesday.
  • In an excellent moment of DC sports crossover, Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman gave his reaction to Wednesday night’s game. [NBCSW]
  • The Capitals announced yesterday that they have loaned defenseman Michal Kempny to the Hershey Bears on a conditioning stint. [NoVa Caps]
  • The playoffs are approaching fast — where might the Caps fall in the East Division bracket? [ESPN]
  • Spencer Carbery, Hershey Bears head coach, is ready to make the best of his newly-inked three-year contract extension. [NoVa Caps]
  • There has always been a gender gap in hockey, but the pandemic made it even wider. [ESPN]
  • The Caps dropped a few spots in this week’s Super 16 power rankings. [NHL]
  • According to TSN insider Darren Dreger, both Tom Wilson and Alex Ovechkin reached out to Artemi Panarin this week. [TSN]
  • Finally, happy 56th birthday to Tony Cassolato and happy 42nd birthday to Lawrence Nycholat!