Two days ago, Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik called the Islanders “probably the best transition team in the league” and warned that if the Caps were careless with the puck they would not survive
Instant analysis of the Capitals’ 4-1 loss to the New York Islanders in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Wednesday night at Verizon Center:
News, notes and quotes as the Capitals and New York Islanders gear up for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals:
The Caps are headed to the playoffs, but let's take a minute to appreciate the season they just put together because it was impressive, especially when compared to the 2013-14 season.
The Wizards and Capitals are days away from the playoffs, but the teams have different philosophies when it comes to resting their stars, John Wall and Braden Holtby.