Capitals roommates Tom Wilson and Michael Latta knew exactly what they were doing when they made a house rule with new roommate Andre Burakovsky.
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.
The Capitals have needed different players to step up in each of their wins against the New York Rangers in the conference semifinal series and on Wednesday night it was Andre Burakovsky's turn.
André Burakovsky's first postseason goal couldn't have come at a better time. Late in the second period, the 20-year-old rookie fired a wrister to tie the game up at one a piece.
Shortly after being hired as head coach of the Capitals, Barry Trotz began watching game tapes of the way his new team played in the final 35 games of last season.