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Caps Today, 4/20/17

April 20, 2017
The Capitals defeated the Maple Leafs 5-4 on Wednesday in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. The series is tied 2-2. Tom Wilson scored two goals in the first period on Wednesday, marking his first career multi-goal game (regular season or playoffs). According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Wilson is the first Capitals player to score two goals in the first period of a playoff game since Matt Bradley on April 24, 2009 vs. NYR (2g). In addition, T.J. Oshie scored two goals in Game 4 to extend his point streak to four games (4/13-4/19: 2g, 4a). Oshie's four-game point streak marks his career-long point streak in a single postseason. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Wilson and Oshie are the first pair of Capitals teammates to score two goals in the same playoff game since Alex Ovechkin (2g, 1a) and Mike Knuble (2g) on April 21, 2010 at Montreal.

Must Read/See/Hear Material
Dump n’ Chase: Caps Outlast Leafs, Even Series
Monumental Sports Network: Barry Trotz Postgame 4/19/17 / Caps Postgame Locker Room 4/19/17
CSN Mid-Atlantic: Prediction Recap: Ovechkin Gets More Ice Time But Not Much / Look at These Three Joyous Capitals Fans Celebrating in a Crowd of Sad Leafs Fans / 3 Key Observations for Game 4: Tom Wilson Shows the Potential Caps When They Drafted Him / Caps Tie Series at 2-2 Behind Tom Wilson’s Heroics / Bogus Goalie Interference Call Wipes Out Capitals Third-Period Goal vs. Leafs / The Legend of Playoff Hero Tom Wilson Grows with Series-Defining Save / 3 Bold Predictions: Caps Face Must-Win Game 4 / Capitals’ Braden Holtby Says He’s OK After Scary Collision in Practice / Barry Trotz Changes Capitals’ Forward Lines Ahead of Game Four Against the Maple Leafs / Tom Wilson Just the Latest Unexpected Hero of the Playoffs / 4.19.17 Rewind: Caps Even Up Series Behind Wilson, Oshie / How the Capitals Held Tough in That 5-on-3 Situation / Schmidt on Holtby: ‘He’s the Best of the Best’ / More of This Please: Alan May Pleased with Game 4 Effort / Wizards Coach Scott Brooks Analyzes Capitals Series
Washington Post: Capitals win Game 4 to move back to their least comfortable state: favored / DC Sports Bog: The Capitals and Wizards delivered playoff wins, but don’t forget about the Nats / DC Sports Bog: Washington celebrates another D.C. sports trifecta / DC Sports Bog: The Caps and Wizards deliver a double-dose of desperate drama / DC Sports Bog: Capitals-Maple Leafs Game 4 best and worst: Washington staves off Toronto, 5-4 / DC Sports Bog: Capitals’ Tom Wilson just had the best shift ever. We’re not kidding. / DC Sports Bog: How D.C. fans can follow both Capitals and Wizards, whose playoff games are at same time tonight / Capitals Insider: In a series that shows off his speed, the Capitals’ Nate Schmidt is shining / Capitals Insider: How the Capitals solved the Maple Leafs and saved the series in Game 4 / Capitals Insider: Hoping for more production against Maple Leafs, Capitals make a change
Washington Times: Tom Wilson helps even series for Capitals in Game 4 win over Maple Leafs / Barry Trotz tweaks lineup ahead of Game 4
NHL.com: Capitals exhibit resilience in tough third period / Capitals hang on against Maple Leafs to win Game 4, even series / Tom Wilson makes diving save, scores goal for Capitals in 16 seconds
Associated Press: Tom Wilson Plays Hero For Capitals In Game 4 Win Over Leafs
Canadian Press: Capitals beat Leafs 5-4 in Game 4 to even series
CBS DC: D.C. Three: Caps, Wiz, Nats Pull Off Winning Trifecta
CBS Sports: Caps, Sens take step forward while Wild stay alive and Ducks eliminate the Flames
ESPN: Change in intensity brings Capitals back to series deadlock with Leafs
Reuters: Wilson, Oshie help Capitals even series
Sports Illustrated: Tom Wilson emerging as an early—and unlikely—playoff hero for the Capitals / Playoff Roundup: Capitals use quick start to pull even with Maple Leafs in Game 4
Sportsnet: Capitals deliver defiant statement in Game 4 win over Leafs / Capitals ride first-period outburst to tie series with Leafs
The Hockey News: The Capitals Found the Formula to Beat the Leafs… Probably
TSN: Capitals hold off Leafs to tie series
WNST: Caps Top Line & Wilson Deliver a Game 4 Victory
WTOP: Big wins for Caps, Wizards and Nats
Yahoo! Sports Puck Daddy: Tom Wilson among mounting concerns for Maple Leafs
WRC-TV NBC 4: Replay of Live Hits from Air Canada Center (6 a.m.) / Live from Air Canada Center Following Game 5 (11 p.m.) / Live from Verizon Center Prior to Game 5 (6 p.m.)
Caps Radio: Caps Talk for Wednesday, April 19th
Japers’ Rink:   Thursday Caps Clips / Capitals vs. Maple Leafs recap: Caps win 5-4, even series against Leafs

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS CLIPS: 
CBC: They summoned the power of Dart Guy but it was too little, too late for Leafs fans
Globe and Mail:  Toronto native delivers Capital punishment against Leafs
NBC Sports: Opportunity lost: "We weren't ready to play," says Babcock after game 4 defeat to Capitals
NHL.com:  Five Takeaways - Leafs vs. Capitals - 04/19/17
National Post:  Washington Capitals bounce back in a big way, hold off Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 to even up first-round series / Justin Williams — Washington Capitals’ ‘Mr. Game 7’ — has come back from devastating deficits before
TSN: Komarov, Ovechkin put friendship on hold
The Athletic: Mirtle: The Leafs need to adjust for Game 5 because the Capitals are figuring them out / ‘The whole experience is just surreal’: Unlikely Capitals hero Tom Wilson making family proudAuston Matthews and Maple Leafs have fun with Mike Modano’s trolling tweet
Toronto Star: Capitals’ Tom Wilson makes himself right at home in ACC: Feschuk / Confidence game is a two-way street: Arthur
Toronto Sun: Toronto native Tom Wilson's moment of glory with Caps / Alexander Ovechkin knows Leo Komarov’s lip / Real Capitals finally show up vs. Leafs in Game 4 / Maple Leafs unable to launch full comeback, drop Game 4 to Capitals /  Capitals' Orpik accepts villain role in Maple Leafs series

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