Game 7: Washington Capitals 2 BOSTON BRUINS 1 (Overtime)



JOEL WARD!

An overtime goal wins it for the Capitals in game 7. Dale Hunter has seen this before.

Big win for the Caps, who looked like they were not going to be a playoff team for large parts of the season and now they have eliminated the defending Stanley Cup Champion on the road. That’s 4 wins, but they need 12 more.

A great night for D.C. sports too (DC Sports Bog, The Post) — Nats (14-4?!) and the Wizards also won.

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Capitals vs. Bruins game 7 tonight

It would figure that the one weeknight game of the Washington Nationals western swing is the same night as Game 7 of the first round of the NHL Eastern Conference playoffs. The Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins drop the puck around 7:30 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet. The Caps went up 2-1 and then 3-2 on Boston, but couldn’t take the series in D.C. on Sunday.

In his latest homer column, Thomas Boswell of The Post notes that after spending the weekend in New England with his in-laws, the pressure is not on the Caps and that Boston’s true nature (defending Stanley Cup champions and multiple championships in the last decade overall) can weigh heavy on the Bruins. While the Caps game 7 history is terrible, he thinks having the game up there gives the Caps a chance to advance.

Also, I meant to post these great DC Sports Bog profiles on Caps TV analyst Craig Laughlin:

Craig Laughlin, his accent, his phrases, his Sharpies

Craig Laughlin’s game notes

I figured I better do it now because in 10 hours or so, we might not care again until October.

I predicted that the Bruins would take the series in six. I’m wrong and hope the Caps take it in seven. We’ll see.

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NPR on tacos, because tacos are awesome

The California Taco Trail: ‘How Mexican Food Conquered America’NPR
NPR reporter Carolina Miranda went on a “taco tour” in Southern California with Gustavo Arellano who wrote Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America. The origins of the American taco are traced through 3 restaurants — “taking a taco trip through time.”

I love tacos. There is something about seasoned meat, cheese and a few vegetables that just triggers really happy thing in my brain. Probably the MSG. I even like tacos with chicken in them. The tacos I make are probably pretty far removed from their Mexican origins, but I make no apologies. I probably still make something more authentic than the leading fast food taco chain.

Now, I can’t stand Taco Bell (tastes like soggy, shredded corrugated cardboard seasoned with MSG) but I have to salute Glen Bell for getting his “tacos” out there to a wider audience. By the way, ‘Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!’ staff had one of the new Doritos Locos tacos and blogged about it. I’ll confess that I have used Doritos in lieu of regular tortilla chips before.

This is the kind of post I’d use Tumblr for, but since I can’t make up my mind about whether or not I need an additional CMS, I’m posting it here. Again, because tacos are awesome.

h/t Tom Bridge

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