BOSTON The question was a simple one but the answer spoke volumes.
Three times last spring Tim Thomas and the Bruins walked across the hot coals of a Game 7 and came away on the right side of the handshake line.
The last time Mike Green scored a goal gas prices were well under 4.00 and Bruce Boudreau was still employed as head coach of the Washington Capitals.
Dale Hunter has made it his policy not to announce his starting goaltender, not even two hours before the puck drops.
News and notes as the Capitals and Hurricanes prepare for tonights 7 p.m. puck drop at the Verizon Center: