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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Penalties and undisciplined play let the Jackets creep back in the game and triumph in overtime.

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Columbus Blue Jackets at Washington Capitals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Prior to puck drop, the Rinkerati roundtabled this playoff series. [Rink]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s OT loss from us, Vogs, NHL, AP, SI, theScore, NBCSW, WaPo, Frankovic, NoVa Caps, RMNB, Post-Dispatch, and The Cannon.
  • Michal Kempny will be evaluated on Friday after he was knocked out of the game in the first period by a high hit from Josh Anderson. Gulp. [WaPo, NBCSW]
  • Oh noes - Tom Wilson may get a call from the Lig regarding the hit that he laid on Alexander Wennberg. [WaPo]
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov brought his x-factor - and two goals - to the game. [NBCSW]
  • Game 1 analysis: “All of Washington’s playoff ghosts are awake.” Boo. [WaPo]
  • Related: Easy ain’t in the vocabulary. [WaPo]
  • Worst Game 1 loss since the last worst Game 1 loss. #confirmed [WashTimes]
  • “It sucks.” [RMNB]
  • News and notes from before the game:
  • Hello again... Pheonix Copley? Coach sez he’s here for insurance. [NoVa Caps]
  • Which factors will determine the outcome of this series? [NoVa Caps]
  • Besties off the ice and enemies on - Sergei Bobrovsky and Dmitry Orlov share a hometown and a desire to lift Lord Stanley’s cup. [WaPo]
  • In other organization news, the South Carolina Stingrays dropped their first game 2-0 to the Orlando Solar Bears. [Caps Outsider]
  • Finally, happy 24th birthday to Connor Carrick, happy 31st birthday to Ryan Stoa, and happy 44th birthday to Sergei Gonchar.