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Your savory breakfast links:

  • More coverage of the Bears' Tuesday night win... [Patriot-News, Patriot-News, Patriot-News, OFB, Caps In Pictures, Caps Snaps]
  • ... and the ensuing celebration. [LDN, FOX43]
  • How'd the Bears escape their 0-2 hole in the Finals? Per Jay Beagle, "We just decided to play a different game, play a dirtier system, a dirtier game. We started crashing the net, and we weren't concerned with trying to be so skilled. We kept it simple.'' How about that. [Patriot-News]
  • The Bears' beards made nearly as much news as they did this week. [D.C. Sports Bog, Puck Daddy, SB Nation DC]
  • Cody Eakin talks about his Calder Cup experience. [Frankovic]
  • So does Braden Holtby. [StarPhoenix]
  • Everyone's claiming their share of credit for the Calder Cup, from the ECHL to the WHL and the CHL.
  • The trio of John Carlson, Karl Alzner and Michal Neuvirth are winners, which bodes well for the franchise. [SI]
  • The Caps are leading the nation's capital out of a decade of mediocrity. [SB Nation DC]
  • GMGM and his buddy Brian Burke will be on NHL Live! between noon and 2:00 today. [NHL]
  • A couple of former Caps get decent odds of making the Hall, but Peter Bondra gets no love whatsoever... [Puck Daddy]
  • ... even though he compares pretty favorably to Pavel Bure in many respects. [Greatest Hockey Legends
  • One man's off-season game plan. [MD Pro Sports]
  • Kudos to Vogs and Stretch on another unparalleled season of Caps coverage. [Dump n' Chase]
  • Only two days left to get your $20-for-$10 at Buffalo Billiards, so act fast. [SB Nation Team Pick (e-coupon)]
  • Finally, happy 29th birthday to Alexandre Giroux, happy 32nd to Dainius Zubrus, and happy 56th to Tony White.