"Things are gonna go south for us. And things, like we talked about, you're not always gonna be at your best," Capitals coach Todd Reirden said. "For me it's important that you understand that. You can't affect what had happened in the past, and let's move forward ... That's been a constant message with our team, is continuing to never quit on us in a situation and believe in what we're doing — that if we do it long enough, then we give ourselves a chance to get back in there and get one point."
"T.J. is pretty on top of things, so he had a strong feeling it was going to be offside," Reirden said. "We still gave ourselves a chance and get to a shootout and continue to grow and get better."