The Capitals are getting to close to full health. The Islanders are expected to be without their shutdown defenseman.
Capitals GM Brian MacLellan talked to the media Monday about a variety of topics. Among them was Barry Trotz's impact and how the Capitals are built for these playoffs.
The Capitals say they are better prepared for a Stanley Cup run than ever before and point to Barry Trotz as the reason.
Eric Fehr, Jay Beagle and Tom WIlson returned to the ice on Monday and all three appear 'very close' to playing in the playoffs.
Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik has played in more playoff games than 20 of the Islanders combined.