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.