In their first practice since learning they clinched their first playoff berth in two years the Capitals had just 11 healthy forwards and another awaiting the birth of a child.
Alex Ovechkin wasn't the only person in the Capitals organization to reach a milestone last week.
The Caps needed the Ottawa Senators to lose on Sunday night in order to clinch a playoff berth and the Senators obliged with a 3-2 shootout loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Now that the Capitals have clinched a berth in the Stanley Cup playoffs for the seventh time in eight years, who do you want them to face in the first round?
Let’s do some handicapping.
Capitals right wing Tom Wilson, struck on the side of the head by a Danny DeKeyser slapshot in the third period of Sunday’s 2-1 win over the Red Wings, remained overnight in Detroit on Sunday and