Anaheim defenseman Hampus Lindholm, who pumped the winning goal past Capitals rookie netminder Philipp Grubauer with 5:36 remaining in the game, said the Ducvks were well aware of how important the game was to Boudreau.
"It's fun for Bruce to win against his old team, so it's just a blast," Lindholm said. "We just find a way to win instead of finding a way to lose. We have a good team here and we know we can turn around a game. We just believe in the way Bruce wants us to play, and we go out there and do it."