Before Friday night, the last time the Capitals closed their doors and conducted a lengthy post-game, players-only meeting was back on Nov. 2 after a 6-5 loss to the Arizona Coyotes.
As the NHL season gets shorter by the day, the Capitals’ list of injured players keeps getting longer.
The Philadelphia Flyers looked like longshots to make the playoffs and early Monday morning it appears they decided to throw in the towel.
Barry Trotz praised Braden Holtby and the Capitals penalty kill in their win over the Boston Bruins. For his part, the new head coach is just happy to get his first win.