For 5½ seasons, it was the best individual rivalry in hockey, possibly in all of sports.
The Capitals boarded a plane Monday for the start of a four-game road trip that, essentially, will tell them if they are playoff contenders or pretenders.
Sudden thoughts and second thoughts as the Capitals enjoy a complete day off following a weekend split against the Bruins [4-1 loss] and Sabres [5-3 win]:
It’s official. Beginning next season the Capitals will be seeing a whole lot more of Sidney Crosby, Claude Giroux and Henrik Lundqvist.