WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 22: Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals makes a save against the Boston Bruins in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 22, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Your savory breakfast links:
● Recaps and other assorted musings on yesterday's overtime loss from us, Caps365 video (Hunter, Caps players, Julien, B's players), Vogs, Capitals Voice, NHL.com, WashTimes (gamer, blog, blog, photos), WaPo (gamer, blog, shot chart), DCEx, CSNW (gamer, blog, blog), 106.7 The Fan, SB Nation DC, Puck Daddy, PHT, SI, Backhand Shelf, Frankovic, Peerless, RMNB (gamer, blog), DSP, KOL, RtR, Caps Outsider, Puckhead, DC Pro Sports Report, Caps Examiner, Caps B-Ball, Hockey Hourly, Caps by Puck (pics) and clydeorama (pics).
○ Wizards, Nats and Redskins were in the hizzay. [DC Sports Bog]
○ Not the face! [SB Nation]
● On once and future Games Seven:
○ More history lessons. [DCEx]
○ Alan May and Craig Laughlin bring the Game Seven smakedown. [CSNW (video)]
● The South Carolina Stingrays' year in review - what might have been. [Rays the Roof]
● A little prospect news:
○ Stanislav Galiev and the Saint John Sea Beasts are halfway to the QMJHL Championship Final, having won their tenth playoff game in a row and improving to 2-0 versus the Chicoutimi Saguenéens. Stas has tallied 3 goals and one assist in the semifinal series, and is 10-13-23, plus-20 overall. [QMJHL.ca, Station Nation, Game 2 Video]
○ Enigmatic Norwegian goalie prospect Steffen Søberg appears to be opting to stay close to home for the forseeable future, reportedly signing a four-year contract with Vålerenga. [VG Nett, VIF-Hockey (s/t to sk8)]
● Finally, happy 54th birthday to Ryan Walter.