With 15 days remaining in the regular season the race for the eighth and final playoff spot in the NHLs Eastern Conference is down two teams the late-charging Buffalo Sabres and hard-luck Washingt
It was the kind of loss that leaves coaches wondering how so much could go so wrong so quickly.
Alex Ovechkin is calling it "probably the biggest game of the year."
Troy Brouwer echoed those sentiments, calling it "maybe a make-or-break game in our season."
When they looked at the schedule, there were many Capitals fans who dreaded this five-game road trip.