Prior to Game 3, Capitals coach Barry Trotz talked about the need for the team's bottom two lines to step up. Apparently, they were listening.
Locked in a goaltending duel, the Caps turned to an unlikely hero to break the scoreless tie and give the Caps the edge in their series against the New York Rangers.
The Capitals went into their first-round playoff series against the New York Islanders hoping their relentless forecheck would wear down the New York Islanders’ inexperienced defensemen.
Jay Beagle has spent the past six weeks lugging his hockey equipment from his red pickup truck to the no-frills locker room at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.