The Capitals knew what was on the line Tuesday night: the opportunity to clinch the Southeast division.
If there were seeds of doubt in the Capitals’ locker room when they were 2-8-1, Adam Oates did everything he could to dig them up and toss them out the window.
Instant analysis of the Capitals’ Southeast Division-clinching 5-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets in front of a raucous sellout crowd Tuesday night at Verizon Center:
It has all the makings of the perfect storm.
The Winnipeg Jets are riding the energy of a 6-0-1 streak that has kept alive their desperate quest for the eighth and final playoff spot.