When the Capitals win without Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom contributing offensively, they are viewed as a well-balanced team capable of going the distance.
News, notes and quotes as the Caps arrive in New York in hopes of closing out their second-round playoff series against the New York Rangers Friday night at Madison Square Garden [6:30 pregame,
Instant analysis of the Capitals’ 2-1 win over the New York Rangers Wednesday night at Verizon Center in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifnals:
Maybe it was Barry Trotz’s way of motivating his 20-year-old rookie. More likely, he was just answering a question as honestly as he could.