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Friday Caps Clips: Fit to Be Tied

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps falter in Florida and drop Game 2, Leason subs in for Wilson and more.

Washington Capitals v Florida Panthers - Game Two Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Three things we were talking about yesterday when we were talking about the Caps. [Rink]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s loss from us, Vogs, Caps video (Laviolette, Ovechkin, Backstrom, recap), NHL, AP, WaPo, NBCSW, Sun-Sentinel, WHN, Peerless, NoVa Caps, RMNB and Caps Outsider.
  • Game 2 was not a shining moment for the Caps, and they’re ready to put it behind them as the series shifts back to DC. [NBCSW]
  • Vanecek won the goalie battle in Game 1... but Game 2 went to Sergei Bobrovsky. [NBCSW]
  • Guess what? GOALTENDING ISSUES. Hooray. [NBCSW]
  • With Tom Wilson sidelined, the Caps called up Brett Leason to make his NHL playoff debut. [Caps video (Leason), NBCSW, NHL, ESPN, The Score, WHN (and again), S&S]
  • Of course, the Caps already have Connor McMichael and Axel Jonsson-Fjallby in the wings... so why bring in Leason? [RMNB]
  • After being named the Caps’ playoff starter, Vitek Vanecek has a golden opportunity. Or maybe had. We’ll see. [S&S]
  • T.J. Oshie is coming off a regular season that was marred by injury, illness, and lackluster play - but his postseason is off to a good start, and the Caps will need it. [S&S]

Sh*t happens. Move on. Happy Friday.