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Topic - Stanley Cup-Champion Boston
After the Washington Capitals' 3-1 loss to the New York Rangers in Game 1, the scene inside the visiting locker room at Madison Square Garden was one of unpleasant reflection as players struggled to pinpoint why the intensity wasn't at a playoff level.
Alex Ovechkin took just one shot on goal and played a shade under 20 minutes. It wasn't the magnificent, light-up-Bell Centre sort of comeback that some in Montreal may have scripted, but the Washington Capitals' captain emerged from his three-game suspension thrilled to be back on the ice.
The No. 17 Carter jerseys still hang in the window of the Philadelphia Flyers' merchandise store.
"I can't wait to play tomorrow," he said. "I feel good, I feel fresh and that's what I missed that kind of 10 days."