The Rangers and Flyers occupied the Metropolitan Division basement in late October, but they meet six months later in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
As the longest tenured pro athlete in Washington, Brooks Laich has some strong opinions on what's wrong with the Capitals.
Braden Holtby says the changes to his game took away his natural instincts. He says lessons were learned.
Several Caps players improved as the season went along even if the team did not. The credit for that goes to the unsung heroes, the assistant coaches.