In the opinion of Capitals veteran Brooks Laich, Bruce Boudreau has as much to do with the revitalization of hockey in the District of Columbia as Alex Ovechkin.
Earlier this month Alex Ovechkin turned 28 years old. On Tuesday night in Chicago he will begin his ninth season with the Capitals and his fifth as team captain.
With single-game tickets now on sale, CSNWashington.com is counting down the top 10 must-see Capitals games in 2013-14 (the countdown includes both home and away games).
ANAHEIM DUCKS 2011-12
Record: 30-12-6, 66 points
Where they finished: 1st in the Pacific; 2nd in the West; 3rd in NHL