Bruce Boudreau's message had become lost on a Capitals team that started 7-0-0 but has gone just 5-9-1 since then. Boudreau's record was 201-88-40 since becoming Washington's coach Thanksgiving Day 2007. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Bruce Boudreau's message had become lost on a Capitals team that started 7-0-0 but has gone just 5-9-1 since then. Boudreau's record was 201-88-40 since becoming Washington's coach Thanksgiving Day 2007. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)