It’s been nearly seven weeks since Jack Hillen last took the ice for the Washington Capitals, missing game after game after game as a healthy scratch and relegated to watching his teammates from the press box or the dressing room.
Quinn played parts of nine seasons in the NHL and went on to enjoy a long coaching career. He coached the Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings, Vancouver Canucks and Toronto Maple Leafs.
If you were a Washington hockey fan in the 1980s — especially a Russian hockey fan — you had to be a Dennis Maruk fan. He’s still the single-season assists and points record holder for the Capitals.
Buffalo won despite being outshot 44-26, getting a goal after a perfect bounce off the back wall and surviving eight shots from Alex Ovechkin — including one that banged off the post.
Alex Ovechkin scored late in the third period, Braden Holtby stopped 27 shots and the Washington Capitals beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Thursday night.