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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: At last.

Washington Capitals v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game Six Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Your “the Caps are going to the ECF, baby!” links:

  • Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s SERIES-CLINCHING OVERTIME WIN IN PITTSBURGH from us, Vogs, Caps video (Caps365, locker room, Trotz), NHL, ESPN, Sporting News, FTW, SI, WaPo, NBCSW (and again), WashTimes, Frankovic, Peerless, NoVa Caps, RMNB, FiCP, EOTP, Tribune-Review (and again), Post-Gazette, and Pensburgh.
  • The Goal. [Caps video, WaPo]
  • Handshakes! [Caps video]
  • The stupidest streak in the four major sports (sorry, soccer fans) is done. Finito. OVER. [WaPo]
  • Injuries and a suspension left the Caps with a roster full of rookies for a pivotal Game 6. [WashTimes]
  • Could this be the year? Well, we’ll see. [USA Today]
  • The third round.... finally. [NHL, Sports Capitol ($), Tribune-Review]
  • Dear Alex... [NoVa Caps]
  • This is a pretty big moment, not just for the team but for the city as a whole. Time to heal, people. [WaPo, Caps Outsider]
  • Meanwhile in the other locker room, there are some guys who are just learning what this whole “losing” thing is about. Fun, isn’t it? [Post-Gazette]
  • Take it to your graaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaves. [Post-Gazette]
  • Crazy freaking Washingtonians. Nutjobs, the whole lot of ya. [WaPo]
  • It was those crazy freaking Washingtonians to whom Barry Trotz made his plea: Just get behind us. [NoVa Caps, RMNB]
  • Throughout the series, more and more Caps were parading to the box against a stellar Pens’ PP... that needed to change in Game 6 (and it did). [NBCSW]
  • Proving Tom Wilson’s worth to the Caps. Or disproving. Who knows? Who cares? [Puck Daddy]
  • Up next: Tampa Bay. We’ll have more on this series later this week, but for now be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at Raw Charge for a glimpse at the enemy. [NHL]
  • A couple of division rivals are already sniffing around - or not sniffing around - UFA-to-be John Carlson. [All About the Jersey, BSH]
  • Finally, the happiest of birthdays to Lars Eller, who gets to celebrate a second-round win AND his 29th birthday today!