WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 03: The New York Rangers celebrate after Marian Gaborik #10 scored the game winning goal in the third overtime period against the Washington Capitals in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Verizon Center on May 3, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Your savory breakfast links:
● Recaps and other assorted musings on yesterday's triple overtime loss from us, Caps365 video (Hunter, Caps players, Tortorella), Vogs, Capitals Voice, NHL.com, WashTimes (gamer, blog, photos), WaPo (gamer, blog, shot chart), DC Sports Bog, DCEx, CSNW (gamer, blog), 106.7 The Fan, SB Nation DC, Puck Daddy, PHT (and again), ESPN, SI, USA Today, Sporting News, Backhand Shelf, Frankovic, Peerless, RMNB, DSP, OFB (and again), RtR, Puckhead, and Caps B-Ball.
○ In which Matt Hendricks blows up Ryan McDonagh. [RMNB, Deadspin, BS]
○ Ma and Pa Holtby are teh awesome. [DC Sports Bog, SB Nation]
○ Karl Alzner's dogs were none too pleased with the loss. [@karlalzner]
○ It's not the heat, it's the humidity. [PHT]
● Getting to know Jay Beagle's game. [Backhand Shelf]
● Thirty thoughts with an extra big helping of Caps. [CBC.ca]
● Remembering Junior Seau and his week as an equipment manager for the Caps. Rest well, Junior. [SB Nation DC, Ted's Take]
● One year ago yesterday, Caps fans walked out of the Verizon Center after a difficult Round 2 loss to the Lightning - and stepped into history. [Washingtonian]
● Playoff beard check. And playoff beard check. [DSP]
● Finally, happy birthday wishes go out to Rod Langway as he turns 55, Jeff Halpern as he turns 36, and Robbie Moore as he turns 57.