Washington Capitals


In the NHL playoffs, strong goaltending can often be the key to success.


Down 1-0 in the series and without their starting goalie, you could understand if the Capitals began to panic Friday night after going down 2-0 to the New York Islanders in Game 2.


Instant analysis of the Capitals’ 4-3 win over the New York Islanders in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference first-round playoff series Friday night at Verizon Center:


Capitals coach Barry Trotz said goaltender Braden Holtby is “definitely” feeling better than he did when he missed Friday morning’s skate at Kettler, but left open the possibility that Holtby coul