The Capitals grip on the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference standings got a little looser Tuesday night.
The Capitals have made their road to a fifth straight playoff appearance a lot more difficult but certainly not impossible.
If the Capitals have proven one thing this season its that they will not make things easy on themselves.
Its been a harrowing few days for Caps fans and with a little luck the next eight days will be even crazier.
BOSTON -- Beginning tonight in Bostons TD Garden, Capitals general manager George McPhee will learn a lot about his team over the next five games.