Capitals coach Barry Trotz says he’s never seen anything like it and he’s right.
Three years ago, when the Capitals signed him to a three-year, entry-level contract, the sky was the limit for Russian right wing Stanislav Galiev.
Now that the Capitals have clinched a berth in the Stanley Cup playoffs for the seventh time in eight years, who do you want them to face in the first round?
Let’s do some handicapping.
The Capitals don’t want to make a habit of conducting closed-door meetings following embarrassing losses, but you have to admit whatever they said Friday night hit home.
Alexander Ovechkin dropped to the ice after taking a puck to the lower midsection. He left for the locker room in pain, but returned to finish the game.