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Sunday Caps Clips: Burned at the Barn

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The series heads back to Washington for a Game Seven showdown.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • So. Game Seven. Again.
    • Game time on Monday has been announced as 7:30pm. [Caps Today]
    • " could create a museum out of fluky bounces that have done in the Caps, a museum where the cafe serves Maalox milkshakes and Pepcid popcorn." Dan Steinberg has visited this gallery before. [WaPo]
    • Yeah, previous Games Seven at the Phone Booth haven't always gone so well. Thanks for noticing. []
    • Past performance is not indicative of future results. Surely? [CSNW]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on yesterday's loss from us, Vogs (plus game notes), Monumental video (Trotz, Holtby, Backstrom, Niskanen, Beagle, Capuano, Isles room),, WaPo (gamer, blog, photos), CSNW (gamer, blog), WashTimes, AP, Puck Daddy, PHT, Peerless, RMNB (gamer, blogs), DSP, Caps Outsider, Stars and Sticks and from the Isles' end of the ice, LHH.
    • Best and worst, Steinbog-style. [DC Sports Bog]
    • Isles' persistence paid off. []
    • Stats 'n' stuff. [Isles Insight, NYI Skinny]
    • "...need to be hungrier" is not really a comforting thought in a post-Game Six presser. If not now, when? [PHT]
    • Three Things that are a thing with this series. [SB Nation]
  • Two tense teams got a bit brawl-y at the end there, which is somehow not surprising. [WaPo, WashTimes, CSNW, RMNB]
    • Easy there, Ice Cheetah. [CSNW]
    • 'Twas a fitting farewell for these two teams at the Coliseum. [NY Post]
    • The key for Game Seven - keeping emotions in check. [Bleacher Report]
  • Pregame notes:
    • Caps are hoping their heavy game has worn down their opponents. [WaPo]
    • Barry Trotz's team has got their grit on. [SunMedia]
    • "Tom Wilson doesn’t fall in with guys like Ott or Carcillo though. He’s a legitimately talented forward that the Washington Capitals have decided to use as a missile. In an essence, the 2012 first-round pick is the best villain in the NHL playoffs." [Today's Slapshot]
    • Pregame question: Do the Caps have a killer instinct? Postgame answer: Check back Monday night. [Puck Daddy]
  • Congratulations to the Hershey Bears, who defeated the Worcester Sharks 3-1 on Saturday in Game Two to take a 2-0 series lead in their best-of-five first round. They play again on Wednesday at Giant Center. Of note - Pheonix Copley saved 74 of 76 shots faced in those two back-to-back games. For the record, that is 2 wins, 1.00 GAA, .974 SV% [Patriot-News]
    • ... and Hershey captain Steve Oleksy checked in from sick bay. Get well soonest, Binky. [@StevenOleksy]
  • The South Carolina Stingrays lost to Reading on Saturday for a 2-2 tie in their best-of-seven series. They meet again today for Game Five.
  • Finally, happy 61st birthday to Pat Ribble.