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Caps Today, 4/14/17

April 14, 2017
The Capitals defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 (OT) on Thursday at Verizon Center in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. Washington leads the series 1-0. Tom Wilson scored the game-winning goal in overtime, marking his first career NHL playoff goal (29 GP). Wilson is the first player in franchise history to score his first career postseason goal in overtime.

Justin Williams scored two goals in Game 1 against Toronto, marking his fourth career postseason multi-goal game and his first since April 28, 2014 vs. San Jose (2g, 1a). Since 2012-13, Williams ranks tied for sixth in the NHL in postseason multi-goal games. In addition, Thursday marked his 18th career postseason multi-point game. Williams has earned nine points (5g, 4a) in 13 career playoff games with Washington and has recorded seven points (3g, 4a) in seven career playoff games against Toronto. Dating back to last postseason, Williams has earned a point in five straight playoff games (5/2/16-4/13/17: 5g, 2a).

Media Note: The Capitals will provide a media bus at the conclusion of practice today to transport media from Kettler Capitals Iceplex to Verizon Center for Toronto’s practice.

Must Read/See/Hear Material
Dump n’ Chase: Wilson Wins it for Washington / Once More, With Feeling
Monumental Sports Network: Caps Postgame Locker Room | 4/13  / Barry Trotz Postgame | April 13 
CSN Mid-Atlantic: Tom Wilson Responds to Mike Babcock’s Slight in the Best Way Possible / Justin Williams Tells Caps ‘Enough is Enough’ Before Putting Team on His Back  / Capitals vs. Maple Leafs: Tom Wilson the Unexpected Hero in Game 1 Overtime Thriller / Capitals vs. Maple Leafs: Former Cap Connor Carrick Pesters Ex-Teammates / D.C. Area Sports Team Wish the Capitals Luck in the Stanley Cup Playoffs / Capitals vs. Maple Leafs Playoffs 2017: 3 Bold Predictions for Game 1 / Capitals Faceoff Podcast: Previewing the Caps’ First Round Series / Penn Quarter Q&A: Previewing Caps-Maple Leafs / Capitals vs. Maple Leafs Playoffs 2017: Three Reasons to be Confident in the Caps Against the Maple Leafs / Who Barry Trotz Believes can be an X-Factor for the Capitals this Postseason / Barry Trotz Mum on John Carlson’s Status for Game 1 / Capitals vs. Maple Leafs Playoffs 2017: Three Reasons to be Nervous About the Toronto Maple Leafs4.13.17 Rewind: Tom Wilson the Hero in Game 1 / Shattenkirk on Ugly First Period, Wilson’s Heroics / How Did Wilson’s Goal Happen? He Kept it Simple? / Joe Beninati on Matchup Against Maple Leafs / Beninati: ‘Washington Better Equipped to Beat Pittsburgh Now’ / Beninati is a s Confident as Ever in this Year’s Caps Team
Washington Post: Maple Leafs show their exuberance. Then they show their youth. / DC Sports Bog: Capitals ‘pucker’ up but don’t kiss Game 1 goodbye / DC Sports Bog: Capitals-Maple Leafs Game 1 best and worst: Tom Wilson scores winner in OT / Capitals win playoff thriller on Tom Wilson’s goal in overtime / DC Sports Bog: Orioles wear Capitals T-shirts before game in Toronto / Capitals Insider: Three takeaways from Capitals’ Game 1 overtime win over Maple Leafs / Capitals Insider: Maple Leafs defenseman Connor Carrick will make playoff debut against former team / Capitals Insider: Brett Connolly is the only Capitals player to have never played in postseason before / Capitals Insider: Washington Capitals-Toronto Maple Leafs series guide: Everything you need to know
Washington Times: Slow start catches Trotz’s attention: ‘A really good wake up call to us’ / Spunky Maple Leafs will try to leverage pressure back on Capitals / Tom Wilson’s overtime goal lifts Capitals to Game 1 victory over Maple Leafs / John Carlson should be ready to go for Capitals; Leafs lose Nikita Zaitsev Capitals rally to win Game 1 in overtime
ABC 7: Washington Capitals battle Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 1 of NHL Playoffs
Associated Press: First night of playoffs teaches lesson to young Maple Leafs
Baltimore Sun: Orioles, playing in Toronto, wish Capitals good luck against Maple Leafs
Canadian Press: Washington Capitals defeat Maple Leafs 3-2 in Game 1 of playoff series
CBS Baltimore: Rob Carlin Previews Game One Between Capitals And Maple Leafs
ESPN: Past Stanley Cup playoff failures not haunting Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin
FOX 5: Win Washington Capitals playoff tickets in team bobblehead hunt
FOX Sports: Caps’ Tom Wilson snipes game-winner in OT, completes Game 1 comeback against Leafs
National Post: Overtime goal caps off spirited Washington comeback against gritty Maple Leafs in playoff opener
NBC Sports: Holtby: Justin Williams ‘Doesn’t Get Rattled’ and that’s a Difficult Quality to Find  / Wilson and Williams Lead Capitals Over Maple Leafs in OT
Reston Now: Washington Capitals Fans in Reston Search for Prizes as Playoff Series Set to Begin
Sporting News: Stanley Cup playoffs three stars: Capitals survive against Leafs
Sportsnet: 8 Takeaways from Leafs-Capitals: Mr. Game 1 pumps brakes, pumps Leafs
The Pentagram: Old Guard Soldiers, service members Rally for Washington Caps 2017 playoff run
TSN:  Wilson scores in OT as Caps rally past Leafs
Washingtonian Magazine: The Capitals are Hosting Free Yoga on Game Days to Help Fans De-Stress
WNST: Wilson and Williams Lead Caps to 3-2 OT Victory in Game One
WTOP: How you can #RockTheRed to support the Capitals
Yahoo! Sports Puck Daddy: Capitals get 'wake-up call' from Maple Leafs in Game 1
WJLA-TV ABC 7: Live from Verizon Center Following Game 1 (11 p.m.) / Live From Verizon Center Prior to Game 1 (5 p.m.) / On the Rock the Red Hunt (5 p.m.) / Live From Verizon Center Prior to Game 1 (4 p.m.) / On the Rock the Red Hunt ( 11 a.m.)
WRC-TV NBC 4: Live  from Verizon Center Prior to Game 1 (6 a.m.) / Live from Verizon Center Prior to Game 1 (4 a.m.) / Live From Verizon Center Following Game 1 (11 p.m.) / Live From Verizon Center Prior to Game 1 (4 p.m.) / On Caps Playoff Babies (11 a.m.)
WTTG-TV FOX 5: Live from Verizon Center Prior to Game 1 (5 p.m.) / On the Rock the Red Hunt (10 a.m.) / Live from the Rock The Red Hunt (10 a.m.) / On the Morning Show’s Capitals jerseys and gear (10 a.m.) / On the Rock the Red Hunt (9 a.m.) / Live from Verizon Center Following Game 1 (11 p.m.) / Morning Show Traffic Report in Support of the Caps (8 a.m.)
WUSA-TV CBS 9: Live from Verizon Center Following Game 1 (11 p.m.) / Live From Verizon Center Following Game 1 (4 a.m.) / On Capitals Playoff Babies (5 p.m.)
Caps Radio: Caps Talk for Thursday, April 13th
Japers’ Rink: Friday Caps Clips / Capitals vs. Maple Leafs Recap: Wilson Wins Game One for Washington in OT

680 News: Maple Leafs drop playoff opener against Washington in overtime
CBC: Even a loss has value for young Leafs / Leafs not discouraged despite OT loss to Capitals
Globe and Mail:  Maple Leafs surrender two-goal lead, lose Game 1 to Capitals in overtime
National Post: ‘Being age-sensitive matters’: Mike Babcock a ‘great coach and communicator’ for Toronto Maple Leafs’ youngsters
Sportsnet: Underdog Maple Leafs push Capitals but waste golden opportunityA look at how the Maple Leafs’ rookies fared in Game 1 vs. Capitals
The Athletic: Mirtle: Maple Leafs miss big opportunity to strike real fear into Capitals / Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Roman Polak is a veteran in the NHL’s season of ‘pain’
Toronto Star:  Leafs are down but hardly defeated: FeschukMaple Leafs drop opener to Capitals in OT
Toronto Sun:  Don't blame Andersen for Leafs' loss in Game 1Maple Leafs let Game 1 slip away, lose to Capitals in OTMaple Leafs' rookies impressive in playoff debuts /  Leafs' Fehr almost ready /  Maple Leafs' Babcock leans on kids to connect with younger generation of players
TSN: Young Maple Leafs set for first playoff test