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Caps Today, 4/16/17

April 16, 2017
The Capitals face the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday at Air Canada Centre in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. The series is tied 1-1. Braden Holtby has posted two shutouts, a 1.72 goals-against average and a .940 save percentage in his playoff career following a loss. Washington posted a 16-6-4 record during the regular season following a regulation, overtime or shootout loss and Holtby registered an 11-4-3 record with one shutout, a 2.09 goals-against average and a .927 save percentage in 2016-17 following a loss.

Media Note: Capitals head coach Barry Trotz will be available to the media via conference call today at 12:30 p.m. To access the call, contact a member of the Capitals communications department.

Must Read/See/Hear Material
Dump n’ Chase: Kapanen Wins it for Leafs in Second Overtime
Monumental Sports Network: Caps Postgame Locker Room 4/15/17 / Maple Leafs Postgame 4/15/17 / Mike Babcock Postgame 4/15/17 / Barry Trotz Postgame 4/15/17
CSN Mid-Atlantic: Prediction Recap: Better Start for Caps, Worse Finish / Leafs Lose Key Defenseman for the Rest of the Playoffs  / 3 Key Takeaways from Game 2: It’s Time to Focus on If, not When  / Maple Leafs Stun Capitals with Overtime Shocker to Pull Even in Series / A Capitals Fan has Improved Sports Coats Forever by Combining it with a Jersey  / Yes, This Fan is Wearing a Capitals-Maple Leafs Split Jersey  / Capitals vs. Maple Leafs: 3 Bold Predictions for Game 2 / Toronto Radio Announcer Can’t Believe Tom Wilson ‘Of All People’ is the Overtime Hero  / To Caps, Talk of Favorites and Underdogs is ‘Crap’ / After a Quiet Game 1, Barry Trotz wants more from the Capitals’ Top Line  / Karl Alzner OK for Game 2 After Equipment Issue at Morning Skate  / 4.15.17 Rewind: Toronto Takes Game 2 in Overtime / Williams: ‘Heroes are Different Every Night’ in Playoffs  / Alex Ovechkin Reacts to Double OT Loss to Toronto  / Fourth Liners aren’t Used to Chemistry, but Caps have it
Washington Post: DC Sports Bog: Amid the insanity of playoff hockey, one Leafs fan (and his cigarette) stand out / Capitals are getting stiffer test than they bargained for in Maple Leafs / DC Sports Bog: Capitals-Maple Leafs Game 2 best and worst: Leafs even series with double overtime goal / Capitals Insider: How troubling is the Capitals’ double-overtime Game 2 loss to the Maple Leafs? / Capitals Insider: The Maple Leafs’ rookies are dangerous. But Mitch Marner has hurt the Capitals most.
Washington Times: Capitals power play kept first two games tight / Saturday night was not all right for Capitals
Associated Press: Eastern Conference quarterfinals Game 2: Maple Leafs vs. Capitals
CBS Sports: NHL playoffs 2017: Blackhawks bombed by Predators, Bruins and Caps fall in OT
FOX Sports: Maple Leafs even series with Capitals in double-overtime thriller
NBC Sports: Holy Kapanen: Leafs Beat Caps in Double-OT Thriller
Sportsnet: Maple Leafs’ Nylander has family history with Capitals’ Backstrom
WUSA 9: These are the unlikely heroes of the NHL playoffs
Yahoo! Sports Puck Daddy: Kasperi Kapanen lifts Maple Leafs with double OT goal vs. Capitals
WJLA-TV ABC 7: Game 2- Live from Verizon Center (6 p.m.)
WUSA-TV CBS 9: Game 2 – Live from Verizon Center (6 p.m.)
Japers’ Rink: Sunday Caps Clips /   Caps vs. Leafs Recap: Leafs Even Series in Double Overtime 4-3
 
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS CLIPS: 
Canadian Press: Leafs head home with thrilling double OT win
ESPN: Big OT win shows Toronto Maple Leafs refuse to believe that they should go away quietly
The Athletic:  Mirtle: How Kasperi Kapanen became the Maple Leafs’ unlikely playoff overtime hero / Polak is out for the year. How will the Leafs adjust for Game 3?
Globe and Mail:  Fourth line comes up big as Maple Leafs even series with double-overtime win over Capitals
NHL.com: Roman Polak of Maple Leafs out for rest of playoffsFive Takeaways - Leafs at Capitals - 04/15/17 / Maple Leafs even the series with 2OT  Game 2 win
Sportsnet:  10 takeaways: Maple Leafs lose Polak in double-OT thriller / Leafs stand tall to pull even with series headed to Toronto /  Kapanen seals double OT win for Maple Leafs over Capitals
Toronto Star:  Leafs stun Caps to tie series that deserves to go long: Arthur /  Kasperi Kapanen caps long night as Leafs even series /  Maple Leafs make something out of nothing: Feschuk
Toronto Sun:  Leafs upset Capitals in double-overtime /  Maple Leafs have the right to believe they can beat CapitalsMaple Leafs' Polak leaves Game 2 with ankle injuryMaple Leafs' Matthews a 'hometown hero' in Phoenix /  Nazem Kadri is a new man
TSN:  Kapanen, Andersen star as Leafs top Caps in 2OT

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