In his second season in the NHL Marcus Johansson finished third among Capitals forwards in scoring but left fans and coaches wanting more in the playoffs.
Much like the Capitals' Joel Ward, the Devils' Steve Bernier must live with the penalty that changed the fate of a playoff series.
The Capitals will play seven exhibition games beginning Sept. 25, including three games at the Verizon Center and one in Baltimore.
The Kings snapped a stretch of 43 seasons without a Stanley Cup Monday night. Caps fans are now fifth in the NHL waiting line.
Braden Holtby's stellar playoff performance showed he can handle the pressures of the post-season and gives him the edge over Michal Neuvirth heading into 2012-13.