Capitals forward Mike Ribeiro can only imagine the pressure that Phil Kessel must be feeling in Toronto.
Holding Brooks Laich out of the Capitals’ lineup is like keeping Alex Ovechkin on the bench for a four-minute power play.
Essentially, you need to bolt his skates to the floor boards.
Between them, Michal Neuvirth and Braden Holtby are allowing 3.67 goals per game, ranking the Capitals 27th in the NHL.
Back in December, when the only thing certain about the 2012-13 NHL season was that it would be a short one, Adam Oates had a sinking feeling his first season as an NHL head coach would star