Overall, the Capitals played well enough to beat the best team in the NHL Monday night.
How it happened: The Capitals built a 2-0 lead on goals by Mikhail Grabovski [his 11th] and Nicklas Backstrom [his ninth], but for the third time in two games they saw it disappea
Bruce Boudreau led the Capitals to a few great seasons, but was canned after a disappointing start in 2011. Shortly after, he took the vacant Ducks job.
News and notes as the Capitals [19-13-4, 42 points] take on the visiting Anaheim Ducks [26-7-5, 57 points] tonight at VerizonCenter [7 p.m., CSN]: