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Troy Brouwer had gotten all too used to the puck bouncing off his stick. Or hitting the post, or an opposing goaltender's pads. Or missing the net entirely.
Recalling a victory by his Anaheim Ducks in January, coach Bruce Boudreau noted: "We did it in Caps fashion." In other words, an improbable comeback.
The Montreal Canadiens are the perfect elixir for the Washington Capitals. It doesn't matter where the game is played or which goalie is in net, the Capitals own the the Canadiens.
Eight days ago, George McPhee wasn't showing his hand ahead of the trade deadline, not a surprise given his reputation as a general manager who works behind the scenes without disclosing much information. But the man in charge of the Washington Capitals' front office made one thing clear.
Mike Green has missed 47 games with ankle and groin injuries. Nicklas Backstrom has missed 22 with a concussion. That's a lot for the Washington Capitals to be missing, though playing without stars has become something of a norm.
Alex Ovechkin missed six minutes during the second period of the Washington Capitals' 5-0 loss Monday night at the Carolina Hurricanes. He and coach Dale Hunter shrugged it off as an equipment issue, even as the star left wing finished with just 15:43 of ice time and no shifts in the final five minutes.
Center Jeff Halpern knew it right after the Washington Capitals picked up their biggest victory of the season Friday night against the first-place Florida Panthers: That was just one, and they couldn't afford a let-up.
It's been a week of drama for the Washington Capitals, from veteran Mike Knuble bristling at being a healthy scratch to former goaltender Olie Kolzig calling out captain Alex Ovechkin for letting his "rock star status" affect his play.
A broken-stick penalty, a six-on-three goal and a once-in-a-season kind of deflection. Those are the events that led the Washington Capitals into overtime and then a shootout and eventually a loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night.