With New York's shootout loss to Columbus, the Capitals secured home-ice advantage against the Islanders in the first round of the playoffs.
The Capitals moved on quickly Saturday after a loss to the Rangers. The focus now shifts slightly to the east -- to the playoffs and to the New York Islanders.
Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin summed up Saturday’s 4-2 loss to the New York Rangers in telling fashion.
The Capitals know they are facing the New York Islanders in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. They just don’t know where it will begin.
Karl Alzner admits the team is just ready for next Wednesday to come.