When the Eastern Conference playoff race is decided on the final day of the regular season, the team that made the fewest critical mistakes down the stretch will be in.
News and notes as the Capitals [15-16-1, 31 points] and Islanders [14-15-3, 31 points] prepare for tonight’s puck drop at Verizon Center [6:30 p.m. Caps Central, CSN]:
With the NHL Trade Deadline now just eight days away, the week ahead is the final test for the Capitals to prove that they have the players in place to make a deep playoff push.
With Eric Fehr expected to miss tonight’s game between the Capitals [15-16-1, 31 points] and New York Islanders [14-15-3, 31 points], Wojtek Wolski will be inserted back in the lineup for the firs