It's not hard to pick out who the best three teams in the NHL are right now. St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Montreal are clearly playing on another level from everyone else.
Barry Trotz admitted he had a few jitters during the playing of the Canadian and American anthems before Thursday night’s season opener against the Montreal Canadiens.
The Caps lost to the Habs 2-1 in a shootout, but Barry Trotz thinks the game got away in the first period when Washington couldn't put away Montreal.
Instant analysis of the Capitals’ season-opening 2-1 shootout loss to the Montreal Canadiens Thursday night at Verizon Center: