As the Capitals prepare for the 40th season in franchise history, they do so with the most experienced bench boss the club has ever known.
Before signing with the Capitals in July 2011, Joel Ward established himself as an everyday NHL player with a three-year stint with the Nashville Predators.
New Capitals GM Brian MacLellan and new Capitals head coach Barry Trotz have visions of a 'new identity' for the team.
Russia scored four power play goals and Alex Ovechkin added an even strength tally in a 5-2 win against Finland in the gold medal game at the World Hockey Championships in Minsk, Belarus.
Alex Ovechkin had an assist and a game-high five shots on goal as Russia beat Sweden 3-1 in the semifinals of the 2014 IIHF World Hockey Championships.