A banged up Capitals squad had an intense practice at Kettler in preparation for the Bruins on Saturday.
Backstrom, Laich, and Grabovski all skated.
With less than three weeks remaining in the regular season it’s unusual to see an NHL coach put his players through an exhausting post-practice skate this time of year.
As he stood in front of his locker on Thursday, Brooks Laich sounded like a man who honestly believes he will play again this regular season.
Or, in his words …
Short of the NHL awarding them 10 more points for good behavior, the news out of Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Thursday could not have been better.