Barry Trotz knows better than to fix something that isn’t broken and that’s why, following Thursday night’s convincing 5-1 win over the New York Islanders, the Capitals practiced with the exact same line combinations at Nassau Coliseum on Friday afternoon.
The Caps will have the chance Saturday to close the door forever on Nassau Coliseum, but the historical implications of Game 6 remain far from the team's mind.
The Islanders proved to be their own worst enemy on Thursday as turnovers helped the Caps pull away in the third period.
The Capitals dominated the Islanders with crushing hits and goal after goal after goal (after two more goals).
The physicality of Game 5 was palpable on Thursday night. With the Islanders on the ropes, the Capitals can sense it.