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Saturday Caps Clips: Not Over in Overtime

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: There will be a Game 6 back in DC thanks to Ryan McDonagh's overtime winner, and more.

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  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's overtime loss from usVogs, Monumental video (TrotzNiskanenBrouwerHoltbyGlencrossVigneaultRangers' locker roomhighlights), NHL.comAPReutersESPNThe ScorePuck Daddy, WaPo (gamer, blog, blogbest/worst), CSNWWashTimesNBC4DSPRMNBStars and SticksNYDNNJ.com, and Blueshirt Banter.
    • So... good goal, or good non-goal? You make the call. Either way, the Caps are putting it behind them. [NHL.comPHTWaPo (and again), Puck DaddyCSNW]
    • Chris effing Kreider. [NHL.com]
    • The Rangers scored two goals; Derek Stepan assisted on both of them. [NYDN]
    • Curtis Glencross played the hero for the Caps when he opened the scoring late in the third period; in overtime, he played the goat. [NHL.comCSNW]
  • The pressure is on the Caps now. Sort of. [The Score]
  • There is just nobody else in the League like Alex Ovechkin. [Sportsnet]
  • Pregame news and notes from the Caps' room:
    • In general. [Dump 'n Chase, Monumental video (TrotzChimeraHoltbyRinkside Update/Niskanen)]
    • They've developed an identity of being tough to play against, and now the Caps need to stick to it. [NHL.com]
    • That could have come in handy last night, when they had a great opportunity to do something they historically haven't been able to do a lot of: close out the Rangers. [WaPo]
    • Last year, Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen were on the losing end of a blown 3-1 series to the Rangers; they don't intend to be there again. [CSNW]
    • Braden Holtby has gone head to head with Henrik Lundqvist in this series, and even after last night, he's winning the goalie duel. [CSNWRMNBPuck Daddy]
    • Oddly enough, the Caps' power play hasn't gotten a whole lot of work. [WaPo]
    • Despite not showing up on the scoresheet, Troy Brouwer is still doing the little things to help the Caps win. [WaPo]
    • The future is now for the Caps, led by youngsters Andre Burakovsky and Evgeny Kuznetsov. [THW]
    • All hail Andre the Giant! [Expressen]
    • The Caps' roster is chock full of first-rounders. [Toronto Sun]
    • It's also chock full of heavy-hitting guys. [Puck Daddy]
    • On setting up Alex Ovechkin, Eric Fehr's place in the lineup when he returns and more. [CSNW]
  • From the Rangers side of the rink:
    • In general. [Monumental video (BrassardHayesLundqvist)]
    • No, curses don't exist. And no, that doesn't necessarily mean the Rangers are free and clear. [FiveThirtyEight]
    • Know what else don't exist? Anti-jinxing tactics. Nice try. [BSB]
    • The Rangers may have their backs against the wall (still), but they seem to like facing elimination. [NY TimesTHW]
    • If they're going to climb back into the series, the Rangers need to get back to basics. [NYDN]
  • Roughly a year after being fired by the Caps, what is next for former GM George McPhee? [ESPN ($)]
  • Can the Caps shake off those pesky 3-1 series demons? [Stars and Sticks]
  • Killer B's! [Rink (Backwards Slapshot)]
  • Chatting with the official - and incomparable - voice of the Washington Capitals, John Walton. [Pressbox DC]
  • A few leftovers from Thursday's win. [Rink]
    • Tim Gleason's bout with Tanner Glass was just one part of what Gleason has brought to the table since joining the team at the deadline. [WaPoCSNW (and again)]
  • Checking out the farm report:
    • A four-goal second period helped fuel the Bears to a comeback win over Hartford to tie the series up at one. [Patriot-News]
    • Barry Trotz is absolutely certain that Nathan Walker will be an NHLer someday. [Fox Sports]
    • The organization continues to draft great goalies, and continues to show great patience with their development. [NHL.com]
  • Looking back at the top ten wingers in franchise history. [Stars and Sticks]
  • Redskins' GM Scot McCloughan thinks Caps fans are insane, but in a good way. He's not wrong. [WaPo]
  • After all, we are the ones unleashing the fury on a nightly basis. [TheScore]
  • Meanwhile, Bryce Harper hit two home runs in a win over the Braves last night; one of the first things he said in his postgame interview? "Let's Go Caps!" [WaPo]
  • Finally, happy 65th birthday to Steve Self, and happy 49th to Mark Tinordi.