Nicklas Backstrom is the first to admit that after missing three months and 40 games with a concussion, he was a little gun shy when he returned to the Capitals lineup on March 31.
Maybe the Capitals needed to crash and burn in the second round of last years playoffs to get the message.
BOSTON Braden Holtby refused to break.
Not when Brad Marchand gave him a bayonet to the rib cage after a save in the first period.
Check in with CSN's Kellie Cowan to talk all things Caps-Bruins as the two teams face off in Boston for Game 2 at 3 p.m. today.
BOSTON Alex Ovechkin knew there wouldnt be a whole lot of ice with which to maneuver against Zdeno Chara and the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.