Instant analysis of the Capitals’ 4-3 win over the New York Islanders in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference first-round playoff series Friday night at Verizon Center:
Nicklas Backstrom hasn't scored since February 19th, but that changed Friday night. He made it look too easy with his tying goal in the third period.
The Capitals hope to continue their new punishing style of play in the postseason.
The Caps are headed to the playoffs, but let's take a minute to appreciate the season they just put together because it was impressive, especially when compared to the 2013-14 season.