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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: A late goal by the captain gives the Caps their first series lead, Wilson draws controversy again and more.

Washington Capitals v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game Three Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • On the Caps’ play this postseason and whether or not they’ve “flipped a switch”. [Rink]
  • Last pledge drive is underway... let’s get that final total up and finish out the next two months with lots of money for a good cause! [Rink]
  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s win from us, Vogs, Caps video (Caps365, Trotz, Ovechkin, locker room), NHL, AP, WaPo, NBCSW (and again), Frankovic, NoVa Caps, RMNB, EOTP, Post-Gazette, Tribune-Review, and Pensburgh.
  • Just two days after a controversial hit on Brian Dumoulin, Tom Wilson was once again in the crosshairs after knocking Pittsburgh’s Zach Aston-Reese out of the game. [NBCSW, PHT, FTW, Post-Gazette, Sporting News, USA Today]
  • Your opinion of #43 and his evolution as a player likely (lol) depends upon where you live. [WaPo, WashTimes]
  • The game-winner was one that Penguins’ goalie Matt Murray wants back... [WaPo]
  • ...but it was still pretty badass. Except can we stop calling it “Crosby-esque”? [NHL]
  • If the Caps are going to shake off their second-round doldrums against the Penguins, last night was a good start. [USA Today]
  • They’ll also need Braden Holtby to continue to be his cool, confident self amid the pressure. So far, so good. [ESPN, The Score]
  • The stars are shining, but the Caps are also getting plenty of key contributions throughout the lineup. [Caps]
  • Suddenly the Pens find themselves in an unfamiliar spot: trailing in a series. [Post-Gazette]
  • Home teams have not had much of an advantage so far this postseason. [AP]
  • With the Nationals taking on the Pittsburgh Pirates this week, DC’s baseball team took the opportunity to troll our Yinzer neighbors. Repeatedly. [WaPo]
  • The Nats are showing all kinds of solidarity with their hockey brothers... well, almost all of them. Bryce. [WaPo]