Go ahead and blame Brendan Shanahan for the one-game suspension he handed Nicklas Backstrom late Tuesday night.
Remember Mattias Sjogren, the forward prospect who bolted for Sweden after not making the Capitals opening roster and playing seven weeks with the Hershey Bears?
It has been a roller coaster of a season for the Capitals and their general manager and on Monday George McPhee addressed many of the questions facing a team that went 42-32-8 in the regular season
Who would the Capitals rather face in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs the Rangers, Bruins or Devils?
Braden Holtby knows his hockey history.