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.
The Capitals grip on the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference standings got a little looser Tuesday night.
TAMPA, FL -- With each passing day the NHLs Eastern Conference playoff picture comes more and more into focus and so does the potential path for the Capitals.
Its been a harrowing few days for Caps fans and with a little luck the next eight days will be even crazier.
When they looked at the schedule, there were many Capitals fans who dreaded this five-game road trip.