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Sunday Caps Clips: Round Two, Game Six Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Let's do this.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • A Nationals walk-off home run by #34 and a Wizards basketball buzzer-beater by #34 For All The Wins was just another giddy Saturday in this most unlikely of DC sports springtimes. The Caps need to call up Al Iafrate or maybe make Tom Wilson wear his sweater inside-out or something. [WaPo]
  • Previews of a crucial Game Six from Vogs (plus game notes) and NHL.com, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Blueshirt Banter for the other side of tonight's match-up.
    • Y'know what? Closing this out at home could be fun. [CSNW]
    • After all, the Caps' win-after-a-loss history this season is pretty decent. [NHL.com, WaPo]
    • Alex Ovechkin (and his linemates) are key to this game... [NatPo, THW]
    • ... and with the chances they've been getting, something's bound to go in. Surely. [WaPo]
    • Lundqvist vs. Holtby has been quite the show. Here's hoping this is the last episode this season. [WaPo]
  • Notes from the New York end of the ice:
    • Oh hai there Mats Zuccarello, who is making the trip to DC with his team. [NY Post]
    • Derek Stepan, pending RFA: Pay the man because playoffs. [NY Post]
    • Hey Martin St. Louis - better step up the leadership. And scoring might be nice too. [BLS]
    • The Rangers' D and goalie haven't exactly been terrible vs the Caps. [Newsday]
    • Breaking news: winning a potential elimination game is a confidence booster. [NYDN]
  • Game Five leftovers:
    • What worked and what didn't why we're having a Game Six. [Rink]
    • 101 seconds, man. One hundred and one. [RMNB]
    • A scent and a sound, they're lost and they're found. It's wolf feeding time. But which will it be? [CSNW]
    • The Rangers have "solved" Holtby. On a goal he says he didn't even see. [SunMedia]
  • The #dcRising tide is lifting all the retail boats in Chinatown. [ABC7]
  • Cheers to young Pheonix Copley, who came into Friday's game in relief and saved all nine shots he faced as the Bears rallied to a 6-4 win. Copley very nearly made it a 7-4 win, but his shot hit Hartford's empty net a split second after time expired. [Patriot-News, Chocolate Hockey (video)]
  • "With his beaming smile and effervescent personality, Nate Schmidt is a constant source of uplift for the Hershey Bears."  Oh, and his play is pretty good too. [Patriot-News]
  • Madison Bowey is two wins away from the WHL championship and a trip to the Memorial Cup tournament, which would be a great way to round out his junior career. [SunMedia]