Sudden thoughts and second thoughts as the Capitals gather today at Kettler Capitals Iceplex to break down Wednesday night’s 4-1 loss to the New York Islanders and look to rebound in Game 2 on Fri
Two days ago, Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik called the Islanders “probably the best transition team in the league” and warned that if the Caps were careless with the puck they would not survive
Heading into the postseason, the Capitals looked like a team finally built to succeed in the playoffs. After one game, they looked like the same old Caps.
Instant analysis of the Capitals’ 4-1 loss to the New York Islanders in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Wednesday night at Verizon Center: