Instant analysis of the Capitals’ 1-0 shootout loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning Sunday at Verizon Center:
News and notes as the Capitals [38-30-13, 89 points] close out their season against the Tampa Bay Lightning [45-27-9, 99 points] today at Verizon Center [3 p.m., CSN]:
This was supposed to be Braden Holtby’s breakout season. The year he took the NHL by storm, played his way onto the Canadian Olympic team and carried the Capitals deep into the playoffs.
News and notes as the Capitals practiced for the final time of the 2013-14 season Saturday at Kettler Capitals Iceplex: