Capitals coach Adam Oates says he was telling the truth when asked about his decision to start Braden Holtby over Jaroslav Halak.
Capitals assistant coach Calle Johansson says a mix of blame needs to fall on the coaches and players for the team's poor defensive play.
The Capitals needed some help from the Penguins and Stars. They didn't get enough and are out of the playoffs for the first time since 2007.
The agent for Jaroslav Halak believes Capitals coach Adam Oates violated the trust between a player and a coach.