The Capitals strike first thanks to Jay Beagle.
News and notes as the Capitals [22-11-8, 52 points] take on the Colorado Avalanche [18-16-8, 44 points] tonight at Verizon Center [6:30 p.m. pregame, CSN]:
Sudden thoughts and second thoughts on the Capitals’ 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche Thursday night at the Pepsi Center in Denver:
Coach Barry Trotz speaks on the Capitals 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche.
Alex Ovechkin sets up Nicklas Backstrom for a pretty goal in the second period, giving the Capitals a 1-0 lead over the Avalanche.