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Sunday Caps Clips: Second City

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps let first place in the East slip away but lock up second with a last-minute OT win, another swath of injuries strikes the lineup and more.

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  • After becoming the center of the hockey world over the last week, Tom Wilson is more than ready to move on from the chaos. Hear, hear. [Rink]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s OT win from us, Vogs, Caps video (Laviolette, Eller/Sheary, recap), Flyers, NHL, AP, WaPo, NBCSW, NBC Philly, NoVa Caps, RMNB, and BSH.
  • And another injury. Enough already! [@CapitalsPR]
  • Caps’ prospect Garrett Pilon moved from the taxi squad to the active roster yesterday, and made his NHL debut last: night complete with the traditional rookie lap [NoVa Caps]
  • Also? This is amazing:
  • With the Caps failing to win in regulation last night and the Penguins taking down the mighty Sabres by a lopsided 1-0 score, the playoff picture is coming into focus. [PHT]
  • Updates from yesterday’s morning skate, where we learned that Craig Anderson would start, while Nicklas Backstrom and John Carlson were now sidelined with injuries. [Caps, video (Laviolette, Anderson)]
  • Speaking of injuries, here’s what happened down in Hershey tonight... oy.
  • A few leftovers from Friday night’s loss to the Flyers. [Caps, RMNB, S&S]
  • The upside for NHL teams getting vaccinated will mirror that of us normal humans: fewer restrictions. (Get vaccinated, people!) [AP]
  • Finally, happy 43rd to Andrej Podkonicky, happy 71st to Steve Self, and happy 55th to Mark Tinordi.