Update from Tarik, who's working on tomorrow's story: Mike Green was not at practice this morning, but Coach Bruce Boudreau characterized the absence as a "maintenance day" and said the defenseman will play tomorrow against Pittsburgh. Goalie Semyon Varlamov did not practice for the third straight day.
Apologies for the link lateness, but here's a morning roundup, afternoon-style:
*Postgame video: Ted Leonsis hugs Theodore, Matt Bradley talks about the victory.
*Jeff Schultz, AKA "Mr. Nasty," is a "whole lot of nasty," says Matt Bradley.
*Mike Wise says Washington needs to add a nasty, veteran defenseman (in addition to "Mr. Nasty") in order to have the best shot at capturing the Cup. Your move, George McPhee.
*Detroit played like the powerhouse it is, but Washington managed to win anyway. ( DC Examiner )
*Red Wings dominated, but NHL's top-scoring team ultimately prevailed. ( Freep )
*A "deflating" loss for the Wings. ( Detroit News )
*Vintage Jose. ( NHL.com )
*Confident Jose. ( Joe B )
*Second-Star Jose. ( Puck Daddy )
*Leonsis to Theodore: "Kudos. Atta boy. Way to go." ( Ted's Take )