You could tell from the opening puck drop that the Capitals were not going to be pushed around by the Sabres Friday night. Two disheartening defeats in Buffalo were hard enough to swallow.
Fans who crowded the Kettler Capitals Iceplex Tuesday were treated to a full practice by long-lost defenseman Mike Green.
Not even Will Ferrell, a.k.a. Ricky Bobby himself, could have made that first period funny for Washington.
Capitals coach Dale Hunter declined to comment Thursday when asked why he signed a contract that lasts only through the end of this season, but his players had a few opinions on the subject.