SUNRISE, FL - APRIL 9: Head coach Bruce Boudreau of the Washington Capitals talks to the team during a time out in the last minute of the game against the Florida Panthers on April 9, 2011 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida. The Panthers defeated the Capitals 1-0. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
Your savory breakfast links:
- Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's loss from Caps365 video (Boudreau, players), Vogs, NHL.com, WashTimes (Whyno: blog, gamer), WaPo (Carrera: blog, gamer), DCEx (McNally), CSN Washington (video), SB Nation DC, Frankovic, Peerless, RMNB, Puckhead, and News NetworkCRtC.
- If Caps and Rangers it is, then Caps and Rangers it shall be. Reactions and discussion from us, NHL.com (Kreiser), CBC, PHT, Puck Daddy, WashTimes (Whyno: here, here), CI (Carrera), 106.7 The Fan (Kerstein), CSN Washington (Video), RLS, CRtC, and Scotty Hockey, with a poll.
- Staying angry, and believing. [KoL]
- Last year: Record-setting offense. This year: Record-setting defense. No, really. [FanPost]
- Ready, set, stop shaving. [RMNB #beardpact, Beard-A-Thon, Horn Guy]
- Your Sunday plans should include Hockey 4 Hope and vol. 3 of the RMNB Fiesta.
- Takes guts (and a sense of humor) to revisit one's preseason predictions. [Caps Outsider]
- Our Fearless Leader checked in with the fine folk at Illegal Curve Radio. [Sports Radio 1290]
- Prospect playoff update:
Stanislav Galiev had his goal-a-game streak snapped as the St. John Sea Dogs dropped a 3-2 decision to the Victoriaville Tigres. This was their first loss in the 2011 playoffs, and their first loss on home ice in regulation. For the entire season. The best-of-seven series is tied at one.
- Cody Eakin had no points and was on-ice for both goals against, but the Kootenay Ice prevailed and defeated the Saskatoon Blades 3-2 in their building in overtime. That puts the Ice up 2-0 and the series moves back to Cranbrook.
- Samuel Carrier had three assists and was on-ice for four of the MAINEiacs' goals in a 6-2 drubbing of the Montreal Junior. The series is tied at 1-all.
- Stanislav Galiev had his goal-a-game streak snapped as the St. John Sea Dogs dropped a 3-2 decision to the Victoriaville Tigres. This was their first loss in the 2011 playoffs, and their first loss on home ice in regulation. For the entire season. The best-of-seven series is tied at one.
- Finally, wishing Enrico Ciccone a very happy 41st birthday.
- Got one more, actually. As the regular season draws to a close, and with the kind indulgence of JP, I would like to thank the folks we regularly link here, particularly those who have been writing previews and recaps and taking photos of the games over the course of a full season. We have enjoyed seeing the Caps through your words and pictures, and we look forward to sharing "the second season" with Caps Nation as well.