Dale Hunter has the Capitals on the brink of a berth in the Eastern Conference Finals. But will he return as coach next season?
Jeff Halpern was a healthy scratch for 19 games before he was asked to replace Jay Beagle in Game 6.
With a power play goal just 1:28 into the first period, the former Hart Trophy-winner gave his team the momentum they needed.
Forty-eight hours after being kicked in their collective guts with a crushing overtime loss in New York, the Capitals bared their playoff souls Wednesday night at the Verizon Center.