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From Comcast SportsNetCLEVELAND (AP) -- The Toronto Blue Jays are determined to have a special season. They opened it by making history. J.P.
CHICAGO -- Brad Lidge had taken the mound in this situation -- protecting a slim, ninth-inning lead -- plenty of times before. Two hundred sixty-six times in the big leagues, to be precise.
He may not have used the word guarantee, but the comments Brooks Laich made on Wednesday morning regarding the Capitals playoff chances certainly achieved the same effect.
Back in September, several Capitals said their 2011-12 season would be judged not on the regular season, but how far they went in the playoffs.