NEW YORK -- To some players, Sunday mornings practice at Madison Square Garden was no different than any other.
A hearty crowd arrived at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Friday to cheer the Capitals and Game 7 hero Joel Ward.
It looks like a one-game punishment for Nicklas Backstrom will turn into a one-game opportunity for Mathieu Perreault and Mike Knuble.
At some point you had to figure the Capitals would take on the personality of Dale Hunter, who was arguably the most hated hockey player of his era.
As the second-seeded Bruins prepare to butt helmets withthe seventh-seeded Capitals in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals beginningThursday night at TD Bank Garden,were fortunate to have a pair o