After a first round of surprises, overtime thrillers, goalie controversies and upsets, the playoff field has been cut from 16 teams to eight.
Now that the Capitals have clinched a berth in the Stanley Cup playoffs for the seventh time in eight years, who do you want them to face in the first round?
Let’s do some handicapping.
Barry Trotz had an interesting take on Alex Ovechkin’s greatness the other day when he said the greatest hockey player ever hasn’t been born yet.
Post-game analysis of the Capitals’ 5-4 shootout victory over the Montreal Canadiens Thursday night at Bell Centre:
Alexander Ovechkin scored his 473rd career goal against the Canadiens, passing Peter Bondra to become the Capitals all-time leading goal scorer.