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Caps Today, 5/7/13

Today's Storyline

The Washington Capitals are off today. They will hold media availability today at 10:30 a.m.

Mike Green's goal in Game 3 was the ninth of his playoff career, tying him for fifth all-time in playoff goals for a Caps defenseman with Scott Stevens and Larry Murphy.

Washington has gone 18-16 all-time in Game 4’s, 10-6 when leading the series 2-1.  


Must Read/See/Hear Material
Dump ‘n Chase: Postgame Notebook: Rangers 4, Caps 3 / A Closer Look Shows It’s Not So Close

Monumental Network: Adam Oates Postgame 5/6/13 / Alex Ovechkin Postgame 5/6/13 / Braden Holtby Postgame 5/6/13 / Jay Beagle Postgame 5/6/13 / Mike Green Postgame 5/6/13 / Steve Oleksy Postgame 5/6/13 / Adam Oates Pregame 5/6/13 / Alex Ovechkin 5/6/13 / John Erskine 5/6/13 / John Carlson 5/6/13 / Jason Chimera 5/6/13 / Mike Green 5/6/13 / Braden Holtby 5/6/13 / Two-Man Advantage 5/6/13 / Monumental Today 5/6/13

Capitals Voice: Green Ties it Up, 2-2 End of Two in Game 3 / Backstrom Gives Washington an Early 1-0 Lead / Tonight’s Pregame Pump-Up for Game 3 in New York / Catching Up With Joel Ward, Prior to Game 3 in New York

Washington Post: Stanley Cup playoffs 2013: Washington Capitals fall to New York Rangers in Game 3, lead series 2-1 / Hamilton: Capitals don’t bring enough vs. desperate Rangers in Game 3 of NHL playoff series / Capitals Insider: Capitals’ power play falls flat late in Game 3 / Capitals Insider: John Tortorella believes Rangers are 'close' / Capitals Insider: Capitals look for balanced approach to shot blocking / DC Spots Bog: Ted Leonsis won’t talk about the Stanley Cup / DC Sports Bog: Former Cap Bates Battaglia wins Amazing Race with Nats Park cameo / DC Sports Bog: RGIII’s Caps playoff message / DC Sports Bog: What Mike Green’s game-winning goal sounded like

Washington Times: Rangers edge Capitals in Game 3 to get back in series / Eric Fehr growing as two-way threat for Capitals / Capitals Watch: Late power-play failure dooms Caps / Capitals Watch: Capitals must shoot more / Capitals Watch: John Tortorella says Rangers are 'close'

Washington Examiner: Loose Pucks: Rangers 4, Caps 3: Five Observations / Loose Pucks: Caps Game Night – 7:30 p.m. at Rangers (Game 3)

CSN Washington: Penalties kill Caps again / Green: 'We have a lot of work to do' / Caps can’t keep up with Rangers in Game 3 / Rangers close on Caps / Caps hoping to plan seeds of doubt in the Garden / Game 3 primer: Caps vs. Rangers / Tortorella: Series more even than people think / Around the rinks: Wilson scores in Hershey loss

NHL: Stepan's late goal leads Rangers past Capitals / Special teams help Rangers get back in series

Associated Press: Rangers trim series deficit to 2-1 against Caps / Rangers hold off Caps, cut deficit to 2-1 Rangers hang on late to take Game 3 over Capitals Capitals fail to seize momentum or commanding series lead in 4-3 loss to Rangers

New York Post: Rangers' blue-collar effort pays off with win

Ted’s Take: Bates Battaglia Back in Washington / Pixels on Past and Present / Eaten Alive / Blame the Telegraph Operators in War Time / Very Brave Redux / Very Promising / New Novel by John Buckley


Injury Update
D Tom Poti - day-to-day
F Brooks Laich - day-to-day