Sunday Caps Clips: Too Soon, Summer

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 12: Mike Knuble #22 of the Washington Capitals looks on dejected as he skates off of the ice after the New York Rangers won 2-1 in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Your savory breakfast links:

● Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's loss from us, Caps365 video (Hunter, Caps players), Vogs, Capitals Voice, NHL.com, WaPo (gamer, blog, blog), WashTimes (gamer, blog, blog), DCEx (gamer, blog), CSNW (gamer, blog), 106.7 The Fan, National Post, SB Nation DC, Puck Daddy, PHT (and again), SI, Peerless, Frankovic, RMNB (gamer, blog), DSP, RtR, and Caps Outsider, and NYT, ESPN NY, NYDN, NYPost, Ranger Rants, NYRB, and Blueshirt Banter from the Rangers' side of things.

● Lose a series, gain an identity. Okay then. [WaPo]

● The same but different. And the same. [ESPN, KOL]

● No shortage of questions in DC. No kidding. [SunMedia, Puckhead, RMNB]

● Whither Dale Hunter and Dale Hunter Hockey™? [Puck Daddy, WashTimes, NHL.com, BS, DCEx]

● Their goalie was better than our goalie, this game ... [WaPo, WashTimes]

○ ... but our goalie was and will be pretty damn good. [SI, SportingNews, CSNW]

● The sharks begin to circle 'round the free-agent blood in the water ... [THW, Toronto Sun]

○ ... and Mike Knuble wants you to know ... the fires, they burn. [PHT]

● Thanks to all who donated to the beard-a-thon. The money and the good vibes will be put to good use.

● Finally, Craig Laughlin was hoping the boys could win one for the Hipper. We wish him a full and speedy recovery and we know his hips will come back to training camp in the best shape of their lives. [DC Sports Bog]

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