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After some games, Washington Capitals coach Adam Oates can see more "holes" in his team's game on film than are obvious from behind the bench. A 5-0 win over the weekend against the Florida Panthers was a good example of the result covering up a plethora of mistakes.
Sergei Gonchar scored on the power play with 2:30 left in regulation as the Ottawa Senators battled back from a sluggish start to defeat the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Tuesday.
Oates made it well-known to his players when he arrived that the Caps were a team of opportunity. "He's an honest coach. He said that from Day One that hard work's going to pay off around here," Matt Hendricks said. "Do the systems correctly, work hard at what you do and you'll be rewarded."
When the Washington Capitals are on, they're a thing of beauty to watch.
Not too many fans gathered to watch Matt Hendricks bark out orders for his Washington Capitals teammates last week during informal workouts, but each day the group on the ice at the team's practice facility grew.
George McPhee can't talk about it yet. It's probably best for Washington Capitals fans not to think about it.
Word of the end of the NHL lockout traveled fast for the Washington Capitals. Players' Association representative Jason Chimera was the first to find out the news
Growing up as the son of a Marine, Matt Hendricks heard about the value of living in a free country from his father, Doug. The Washington Capitals forward listened and believed it.
It was hard for everyone around the Washington Capitals not to feel a little sickening deja vu. A high-sticking double minor on Joel Ward led to a Game 5 collapse, and then Jeff Halpern let his stick get loose and drew blood from New York Rangers forward John Mitchell in the second period of Game 6 on Wednesday night.