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Tuesday Caps Clips: Close but No Cigar

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps let Game 4 slip away in OT despite another strong Samsonov showing, there’s no panic as the series shifts back to Florida and more.

Florida Panthers v Washington Capitals - Game Four Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Three things we were talking about yesterday when we were talking about the Caps. [Rink]
  • The Caps have actually pretty much held their own at even strength so far in this series. [Rink]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s OT loss from us, Vogs, Caps video (Laviolette, Ovechkin/Kuznetsov, recap), Panthers, NHL, AP, WaPo, NBCSW, WashTimes, Sun-Sentinel, Miami Herald (and again), WHN, RMNB, and NoVa Caps.
  • What could have been the game-winning goal came after a controversial (?) hit by T.J. Oshie. And so we wait. [Yahoo Canada, The Score]
  • In this Game 4 goaltending duel, Sergei Bobrovsky outlasted Ilya Samsonov... but don’t discount Samsonov’s performance, for which he deserved better. [NBCSW]
  • The Caps came very close to taking a 3-1 series lead, but will settle for 2-2 - and there’s no panic in that room. [NBCSW]
  • Even if some people outside the room want to hit the panic button because of some bad bounces in Game 4. [WashTimes]
  • There is good news to come out of this one, which is that the Caps are getting offensive contributions from both the stars and the depth players. [NoVa Caps, NBCSW]
  • And it may surprise you to learn who is actually generating the most offense (at least in terms of expected goals). [NoVa Caps]
  • Through all of the ups and downs in this series so far, there’s no question that the absence of Tom Wilson is palpable. [WaPo]
  • It was a rough night all around for the organization, as the Hershey Bears saw their playoff run come to an end in a Game 3 OT loss to the baby Pens. [HBH]
  • Best of three, babes. New series starts tomorrow.