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Wednesday Caps Clips: New York, New York

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: One more look back at a thrilling Game 7 win, looking ahead to another series in NYC, and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • After years of crumbling in the face of adversity, the Caps are starting to show some resilency... [Rink]
  • ...and finally learning how to win. [WaPo (AskBoz), Too Many Men on the Site]
  • One last look back at a glorious Game 7 victory and first-round series win for the Caps. [Dump 'n ChaseRink (Clyde's pics), Pressbox DCMonumentalCBCNHL.comCBS SportsIslanders,  
    • That pesky Game 7 problem for the Caps? Not such a problem the other night, as the Caps saved their best game of the series for the clincher. [NHL.comWaPo]
    • A closer look at why the Caps won and the Islanders lost. [ (CapsIsles), The ScoreTHW]
    • The work done by the Caps to shut down the Islanders' offense in the final game of the series was masterful... even if it meant their goalie had a less-than-fun evening. [RinkWaPo]
    • Also masterful: the penalty kill, which was perfect over the course of the series (a trend which actually continues from their last playoff run). [WaPo]
    • There's no question that injuries on the Islanders' blueline played a part in their downfall. [LHHThe Score]
    • Ladies and gentlemen, Evgeny Kuznetsov. [WaPoRMNBThe Record]
    • Joel Ward in Game 7 is just money. [WaPoCSNWWashTimes]
    • As is Alex Ovechkin mic'd up in Game 7. [TSN]
    • Former ref Kerry Fraser has an issue with the non-call on Ovechkin's hit, which is fair, despite the fact that his characterization of Ovechkin as a hitter is about five years old. [TSN]
    • Game 7 is just the worst-best, most horrible-awesome thing in the world. [Grantland (DGB)]
    • The Caps had some pretty successful locals in the house Monday night, as some of the Wizards celebrated their first-round sweep with rinkside seats. [Toronto Star]
    • Barry Trotz is hoping that winning will be contagious in the District. [CBS DC]
    • Farewell, Nassau Coliseum. [Puck DaddyNHL.comCBS NYTHW (and again), Newsday]
    • Recats. Er, recaps. Wait... recaps told through cats. [LHH]
  • Because the way to win is to go through it, not around it - and the Caps went f&%$ing THROUGH it. [WaPo]
  • Ready for the next round? It's preview time! [ (interview with our own Rob Parker), CSNWTalk the RedTHNBleacher ReportUSA TodayBlueshirt Banter]
  • Just how far can the Caps go in this year's playoffs? The Post crew weighs in. [WaPo (video)]
  • By not calling it by the rules during the postseason, the NHL - and its officials - are doing a disservice to the game. [Globe and Mail]
  • Braden Holtby: SNUBBED. [Talk the Red]
  • Meanwhile down on the farm...
    • Thanks for the help, Philipp Grubauer - now go win a Calder Cup. [CapsWaPoCSNW]
    • Bears' captain Steve Oleksy was back on the ice, but remains out day-to-day with an upper-body injury. [Patriot-News]
    • After taking the first two games of the series on the road, the Bears are hoping to sweep the Worcester Sharks and give some of their injured guys a chance to get back. [Patriot-News]
    • The Stingrays were unable to put the Royals away last night, as Reading put up a six-spot to force Game 7. [Post and Courier]
  • A little less than a year ago, the Caps made the smart choice to snap up Trotz as their head coach - a move the Maple Leafs could and should have done a month earlier. Suckers. [TSN]
  • Finally, happy 59th birthday to Steve Clippingdale.