BY THE NUMBERS
Year the last time the Capitals and the Wizards both qualified for the postseason
Alex Ovechkin became just the sixth player in the past 35 years to lead the league in goals and points, joining Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Phil Esposito, Jarome Iginla and Guy Lafleur, who combined to do it 11 times. On nine of those 11 occasions, the player was named MVP.
"If I had my way, Nicky [Backstrom] would get the rookie of the year, Mike [Green] would make the all-star team, and I don't know what you can give [Cristobal] Huet for the last month, but we'll make up an award for him."
Coach Bruce Boudreau