NEW YORK About an hour before every game, Braden Holtby will find a spot in the arena and transform it into his personal reflection garden.
Capitals left wing Matt Hendricks, who delivered a game-high 11 hits in Wednesday nights triple overtime loss to the New York Rangers, spent Thursday afternoon spreading grass seed.
The numbers are daunting for a reason. Since 2000, NHL teams that have lost a playoff game of three or more overtimes have gone 5-11 in those series.
Former Capitals goaltender Olie Kolzig played in two of the longest games in team history and says the emotional toll of losing a long overtime game far outweighs the physical toll.