Instant analysis of the Capitals’ 3-2 shootout win over the Florida Panthers Saturday night at Verizon Center:
2012-13: 15-27-6, 36 points
Where they finished: 5th in the Southeast; 15th in the East; 30th in the NHL
Thursday’s meeting between the NHL and its players’ union was viewed by many as the tipping point in negotiations for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Imagine this happening in Washington: Alex Ovechkin shows up at Verizon Center coughing and wheezing due to bronchitis and a high fever.