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Talk, talk, talk. What the Washington Capitals have said, over and over, is that every game is important right now. Every point means something.
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.
Hockey is life in Montreal. When the Canadiens are playing well, it might be the best hockey city in the world. But when things get bad, the scrutiny can be suffocating and bilingual.
How long is the scar? Dennis Wideman pulled up his red workout shorts and revealed the line stretching down his right thigh. "That big — a foot," he said.
Tuesday's showdown with the Boston Bruins — the final game before the All-Star break — is crucial to the Washington Capitals' psyche.
It's a big enough problem for the Washington Capitals or any hockey team when the power play goes horribly bad. It's even worse when the opposition has more offense short-handed and even scores a goal.
Tomas Vokoun lay on his back on the ice, hurricane siren blaring and red light turning behind his net. The goaltender had done just about everything he could, and it wasn't nearly enough.
Before talking to reporters Wednesday night at Bell Centre, Washington Capitals forward Brooks Laich went over to Michal Neuvirth and shook his hand. Despite being outshot for the seventh straight game, the Caps cruised to a 3-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens, thanks to the goaltender.