Bruce Boudreau didn't really want to talk about it. He and the Capitals were one win away from the first five-game winning streak to start the season in the 37-season history of the franchise.
Arron Asham skated to the penalty box as Jay Beagle lay face-first on the ice. The Penguins tough guy was the victor in the fight between the two, and he celebrated that by motioning "it's over" with his arms, and then making a sleeping gesture.
Storylines surrounding the 2011-12 Washington Capitals.
Training camp is barely a couple of days old, so the line combinations that Bruce Boudreau throws out there for the Washington Capitals aren't set.
General manager George McPhee "can't talk enough" about how well the Washington Capitals have drafted in recent years.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers might be right that the waiting is the hardest part. But for Bruce Boudreau and the Capitals, it's a mixed bag.
Even in a season that has featured its share of ups and downs, two scores stick out for the Capitals - 7-0 and 6-0. Both are losses, and both came at the hands of the New York Rangers.
Three games in a row, the Capitals have fallen victim to ill-timed injuries, all to defensemen, all forcing the team to play short-handed on the back end.
When Dennis Wideman left Tuesday night's game with a lower-body injury, he was originally called "day-to-day." By Thursday, the Capitals downgraded the puck-moving defenseman to "week-to-week," and now it's obvious why.