The Caps will have the chance Saturday to close the door forever on Nassau Coliseum, but the historical implications of Game 6 remain far from the team's mind.
The Islanders proved to be their own worst enemy on Thursday as turnovers helped the Caps pull away in the third period.
The physicality of Game 5 was palpable on Thursday night. With the Islanders on the ropes, the Capitals can sense it.
After the Hit Heard 'Round the World in Game 4 against New York, Tom Wilson may never have to buy a beverage in this city again. He told this story on STL.