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Monday Caps Clips: Blanked on Broadway; Round 1 Game 7 Game Day

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Looking ahead to tonight's decisive Game 7, looking back at last night's shutout loss in New York, and more.

Paul Bereswill

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  • Catch up on the news from an up-and-down weekend here and here.
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's shutout loss from us, Monumental video (Oates, Brouwer, Backstrom, Holtby, Oleksy, Hendricks, Alzner], NHL.com, SI, Puck Daddy, AP, Sports Xchange, WaPo, WashTimes, CSNW (gamer, blog, Joe B.) DCEx, Frankovic, NBCW, Peerless, DSP (and again), Caps Across the Pond, RMNB, and from Big Apple scribes, ESPN NY (and again), Newsday, NJ.com, NYDN, Blue Seat Blogs, Ranger Rants, Scotty Hockey and Blueshirt Banter.
    • The biggest storyline in this one was the penalty discrepancy, which once again favored the Blueshirts, as the Caps were whistled for five penalties to the Rangers zero zip zilch... [CSNW, NBCW, NHL.com, PHT]
    • ...and Alan May in particular was not amused. Preach, Brother Alan. [Bog, RMNB]
    • Sounds like some of the Caps believe there should have been at least one penalty on Derek Dorsett. [WaPo, CSNW, PHT, NJ.com, Newsday]
    • The Rangers? Smarter? The New York Rangers? ...k. [CBC]
    • Derick Brassard credits his fans with an assist on the game's lone goal for telling him to shoot. Uh, dude, if you need the crowd to remind you to do that... [Newsday, NJ.com]
    • Yeah, yeah, we get it, that Henrik Lundqvist guy is a pretty decent goalie. Light 'im up tonight, Caps. [WashTimes, NHL.com, NJ.com, Newsday]
    • Poor Tom Wilson had a bit of an adventure in the first period, as a collision with the boards unknowingly caused his skate blade to break. Hilarity ensued. [PHT, Caps Basketball, RMNB]
  • Here we go again - Game 7. Previews of tonight's decisive game at Verizon Center from Vogs, NHL.com, AP, WaPo (Hamilton), CSNW, Peerless, and be sure to pay one final visit to our SBN cohorts over at Blueshirt Banter for the other side of tonight's matchup.
    • Scheduling note: tonight's game has an oh-so-convenient start time of 8:00 pm. The way this series has gone, might want to bring your sleeping bags. [NHL.com]
    • In order to win this one, the Caps need to stay out of the penalty box... boy, anyone else have the weirdest sense of deja vu? [WashTimes]
    • Troy Brouwer has played his fair share of big games - so with the season on the line, the Caps know they can count on his experience. And hopefully goals. [NHL.com]
  • Great story about Tom Wilson's dad, a random act of kindness and the best souvenir from your son's first NHL game EVER. [DC Sports Bog]
  • Happy Mother's Day to the wives and mothers of the Caps... from the Caps. N'aww. [CSNW]
  • You keep giving money, JP will keep growing that beard. If you give enough maybe he'll even let you braid it. [Beard-a-thon]