In his first 10 NHL seasons Mike Ribeiro made it to the playoffs just four times.
Early in his career, as a member of the Canadiens, he was cool with that.
If the Capitals hope to go anywhere in the playoffs this spring, they’ll need to focus more on their opponents and less on the men in stripes.
Now might be a good time for Capitals fans to root for the Ottawa Senators to finish anywhere but sixth in the Eastern Conference standings.
Whenever the Capitals are asked to pinpoint the moment their season turned around, almost everyone refers to their back-to-back games in Winnipeg on March 21 and 22.