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Caps Today, 4/18/17

April 18, 2017
Justin Williams earned an assist on Monday at Toronto, extending his point streak to three games this series (4/13-4/17: 2g, 2a). Williams’ point streak marks the ninth time in his career he has posted a point streak of three or more games in a playoff series. Dating back to last postseason, Williams has recorded a point in seven consecutive playoff games (5/2/16-4/17/17: 5g, 4a). The Cobourg, Ont., native has registered nine points (3g, 6a) in nine career playoff games against Toronto and earned 11 points (5g, 6a) in 15 playoff games with Washington. He has recorded 89 points (35g, 54a) in 130 career playoff games and ranks 10th among active NHL players in career playoff games played.

Must Read/See/Hear Material
Dump n' Chase:  Leafs Overcome Caps in OT to Take Series Lead /  SKATE SHAVINGS: News and Notes From Caps' Morning Skate
Monumental Sports Network:  ALL CAPS | April 17 /  Caps Postgame Locker Room 4/17/17 /  Barry Trotz Postgame 4/17/17 /  Two-Man Advantage | April 17 /  Caps Pregame Locker Room 4/17/17 /  Rinkside Update | John Carlson | April 17 /  Barry Trotz Pregame 4/17/17 /  Alex Ovechkin Pregame 4/17/17 /  Mike Babcock Pregame 4/17/17
CSN Mid-Atlantic: Capitals Suffer Second Overtime Loss as Leafs Take Advantage of Late Penalty  / Braden Holtby Leaves Goal to Make Miraculous One-on-One Save on Breakaway / Karl Alzner Out With Upper-Body Injury Ending His Iron Man Streak  / 3 Bold Predictions: How Will Caps Respond in a Pivotal Game 3?  / Start Time for Game 5 Between Capitals-Maple Leafs Announced  /  Toronto or Washington: Better Playoff Atmosphere?  / Toronto Loses Roman Polak, but Gains Nikita Zaitsev for Game 3  / After Series Split in Washington, Barry Trotz Declares 'It's On'  / Stanley Cup Playoff Power Rankings: Too Soon to Panic  / 4.17.17 Rewind: Caps Foiled in Overtime Yet Again  / Carlson on O.T Loss: 'Still Have Time to Create Our Own Future'  / Barry Trotz: 'It's Not Coming Easy Right Now'  / Niskanen Frustrated with Missed 5-on-3 Opportunity  / Alex Ovechkin: 'It's Not Over Yet'  / Braden Holtby: 'That's a Frustrating One'   / Capitals Struggled in Game 3 Because They Didn't Adapt  / Ovechkin: Caps Know They can Play Better  / Karl Alzner a Game Time Decision for Game 3, What His Absence May Mean for the Lineup  / El-Bashir on Intensity of Hockey Playoffs  / El-Bashir on What Caps Need to do to Beat Maple Leafs  / El-Bashir: 'Leafs at Some Point are Going to Get Worn Down'
Washington Post: Capitals fail to ‘Own the big moments,’ fall behind in first-round series vs. Toronto / DC Sports Bog: Capitals-Maple Leafs Game 3 best and worst: Toronto wins in overtime / DC Sports Bog: Capitals’ Braden Holtby comes way, way, way out of goal to make insane diving save / Fancy Stats: Nate Schmidt could give the Caps the help they need most / Capitals Insider: Five takeaways from the Capitals’ heartbreaking OT loss to the Maple Leafs in Game 3 / Capitals Insider: Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner out for Game 3 vs. Maple Leafs / Capitals Insider: Capitals could lose Karl Alzner for Game 3 against Maple Leafs
Washington Times:  Leafs stun Capitals in OT, take 2-1 series lead /  Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner to be game-time decision /  Leafs’ Nikita Zatisev will play Monday against Capitals  Maple Leafs win wild Game 3 in OT
Associated Press:  Maple Leafs take 2-1 series lead on Capitals with another overtime win
ESPN:  How important is past playoff experience?
National Post:  Kevin Shattenkirk fits in with Washington Capitals on the fly after blockbuster move at trade deadline
Washingtonian:  Washingtonian’s 40 Under 40
WRC-TV NBC 4: Replay of Live Report from Verizon Center Following Game 3 (6 a.m.) / Replay of Live Report from Verizon Center Following Game 3 (5 a.m.) / Live from Air Canada Center Following Game 3 (11 p.m.) / Live from Air Canada Center Prior to Game 3 (4 p.m.)
Japers' Rink: Tuesday Caps Clips  /  Capitals vs. Maple Leafs Recap: Leafs take 2-1 series lead with overtime win /  The Value of the Orlov-Niskanen Pairing

ESPN:  Maple Leafs' kiddie corps does it again to favored Capitals
Globe and Mail:  Leafs capitalize in overtime, take 2-1 series lead over Capitals Five Takeaways - Leafs vs. Capitals - 04/17/17 / Maple Leafs win wild Game 3 in OT
National Post:  Maple Leafs have favoured Capitals on the run after Tyler Bozak’s Game 3 overtime winner
Sports Illustrated:  Playoff Roundup: Maple Leafs take series lead on Capitals on OT-filled night
Sportsnet:  Believe it: The Toronto Maple Leafs are actually goodBozak’s overtime winner sends Maple Leafs fans into delirium
The Athletic:  Mirtle: The Maple Leafs’ Kid Line is absolutely dominating the CapitalsNazem Kadri and the shift that helped swing Game 3 in the Maple Leafs’ favour
theScore:  Confident, young Maple Leafs are thriving in underdog role
Toronto Star:  Leafs take series lead over Capitals with 4-3 OT win / Leafs trusted themselves, their system, their ability: ArthurBedlam on Bay with Leafs halfway home: DiManno
Toronto Sun:  Maple Leafs win Game 3 thriller in OT, take command of Capitals series /  Even versus NHL's best, Maple Leafs' rookies continue to astound /  Fans will Leafs to thrilling comeback in Game 3 OT win over Caps
TSN:  Maple Leafs come back, win in OT to take series lead