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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Here we are again. Again.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's season-ending loss from Vogs (plus game notes), Monumental video (TrotzOvechkinCarlsonNiskanen), NHL.com, WaPo (gamer, Bog's Best & Worst), CSNW (gamer, blog), WashTimes, Puck Daddy, SB Nation, PHT, ESPN, AP, SI.comPeerless, RMNB (gamer, game blogs), Frankovic and PensBurgh, TribLive, PPG.
    • These Caps really were different, and their demise was preventable. [WaPo]
    • Don't blame Alex Ovechkin. [PHT]
    • If not now, when? [B/R]
    • The save of the game belonged to Jay Beagle. [SB Nation, Deadspin]
    • District Sports Page files its final gamer and hangs up its cleats. [DSP]
    • Joe Beninati needs a hug. [CSNMA (video)]
  • Notes from the western Pennsylvania end of the ice:
    • Those delay of game penalties were (almost) costly. [TribLive]
    • Guess Sid and Mario made up. [theScore]
  • Three keys to the offseason. [ESPN]
  • The Washington Capitals rescued Mike Richards from hockey exile for games like this. Ah, well. [USA Today]
  • Pending free agent Jason Chimera doesn't expect to be anywhere else next year. [WaPo]
  • Why Barry Trotz was wrong when he said the Caps' past doesn't matter. [CBS DC]
  • In slightly happier news, the South Carolina Stingrays staved off elimination with a 4-1 win over Adirondack. Game Seven is tonight. [Caps Outsider]
  • Finally, happy 47th birthday to Todd Nelson, and happy 48th birthday to Per Djoos, former Red Wing/Ranger and the father of Caps prospect defenseman Christian Djoos.
  • One more:  As ever, we would like to thank the Rink's readers (including commenters and lurkers!) and all the people whose work we link each day. It is a privilege to be a part of the broader Capitals community, and we thank you for spending some time with us each day.