With more than 42,000 fans and millions more watching on NBC, the NHL Winter Classic certainly lived up to its hype.
Back in training camp, Barry Trotz had a plan for rookie wingers Andre Burkavovsky and Evgeny Kuznetsov. Unfortunately, it was the same plan – to fill the role of the Capitals’ No. 2 center.
The Capitals’ season-long quest for someone to play alongside Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom continued on Saturday with the debut of rookie Andre Burakovsky, who took line rushes on the right
News, notes and anecdotes as the Capitals try to make sense of Tuesday night’s epic 20-round, 2-1 shootout loss to the Florida Panthers: