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Now years and thousands of miles removed from his own glory days with the Washington Capitals, all Bruce Boudreau can do sometimes is prepare and hope. He has Anaheim in the playoffs in just his second year behind the bench, but he knows a regular-season turnaround like he authored in Washington isn't enough.
Randy Carlyle appeared relieved after his Anaheim Ducks snapped a seven-game skid Wednesday night, figuring his talented club had turned a corner.
Alex Ovechkin's move. Anyone who has watched hockey since the NHL lockout knows what it is: The Capitals star skates down the left wing, carries the puck into the offensive zone, curls in, then tries to get a forehand shot on net.
Joe Thornton and Teemu Selanne have spent the best years of their careers playing their wintry sport on the sunny West Coast, so they were both thrilled to learn California has more teams in the upcoming NHL postseason than Canada.
Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Brett Hull, Mike Bossy, Jari Kurri and Teemu Selanne. Those are the only players in NHL history to reach 300 goals faster than the Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, who did so Tuesday night.
"He's a players coach. He makes everybody feel very important," Anaheim winger Teemu Selanne said. "Everybody just love to play for him. He treats us really well. We try to give him back what he's looking forward to. It's a two-way street."