MONTREAL – Since the Rocket Richard Trophy was first introduced in 1999, no NHL player has won it three times.
On the day after the NHL trade deadline expires, most professional hockey players can breathe a sigh of relief.
When the Eastern Conference playoff race is decided on the final day of the regular season, the team that made the fewest critical mistakes down the stretch will be in.
News and notes as the Capitals [15-16-1, 31 points] and Islanders [14-15-3, 31 points] prepare for tonight’s puck drop at Verizon Center [6:30 p.m. Caps Central, CSN]:
For the next two weeks CSNWashington.com will continue our team-by-team look at the three divisions in the Eastern Conference.