NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: The New York Rangers celebrate a third period goal as Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals reacts in Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 28, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Your savory breakfast links:
● Recaps and other assorted musings on yesterday's loss from us, Caps365 video (Hunter, Caps players), Vogs, Capitals Voice, NHL.com, WashTimes (gamer), WaPo (gamer, blog, photos, shot chart), DCEx (gamer, blog), CSNW (gamer, blog, blog), 106.7 The Fan, SB Nation DC, Puck Daddy, PHT, SI, Backhand Shelf, Frankovic, Peerless, RMNB (gamer, blog), DSP, KOL, OFB, RtR, Caps Outsider, Puckhead, Hockey Hourly and Red Line Station.
● Two Russians with Caps connections helped their teams win yesterday, but unfortunately neither of them was named Alex:
○ buried the overtime, game- and-series-winning goal that sends the Saint John Sea Beasts to its third consecutive QMJHL championship round ... [Station Nation, QMJHL.com (and video highlights)]
○ ... and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored the first goal for Team Russia and an ultimate 4-2 win over Sweden in their World Championship tune-up tournament. He had been held pointless vs. Finland. [EuroHockey.com]
● Finally, happy 32nd birthday to Mathieu Biron.