On paper, Justin Peters vs. Brian Elliott was the NHL’s equivalent of David vs. Goliath.
The Capitals have done enough things right over the past two months to build a comfortable eight-point lead on the ninth-place Florida Panthers in the Eastern Conference standings.
Someday someone is going to be either brave enough or smart enough to stop Alex Ovechkin on the power play.
When asked if backup goaltender Justin Peters would get today’s start against the St. Lois Blues, Barry Trotz created a new word in the English lexicon.
“Yope,” he said.