Bruce Boudreau said he was “nervous as all get out” when Bob MacDonald finished the final cords of the national anthem and the sellout crowd at Verizon Center worked itself into a frenzy.
Overall, the Capitals played well enough to beat the best team in the NHL Monday night.
How it happened: The Capitals built a 2-0 lead on goals by Mikhail Grabovski [his 11th] and Nicklas Backstrom [his ninth], but for the third time in two games they saw it disappea
Bruce Boudreau led the Capitals to a few great seasons, but was canned after a disappointing start in 2011. Shortly after, he took the vacant Ducks job.