Washington's top line was the key driver in the team's ability to clinch a postseason berth, but once they were in the playoffs the unit disappeared combining for only three goals and none after Game 3.
Another year, another frustrating early postseason exit for the Capitals.
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Once again the Capitals must remind themselves that unnecessary, avoidable penalties are doing little to help their cause.
Game 7s are nothing new to the Capitals but once again they must find a way to come through in the most pressure-packed environment of any playoff series.
Braden Holtby accused Derek Dorsett of a "dirty slew foot" against Mike Green and Coach Adam Oates called it a "very dangerous play".
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The New York star has just one point, an assist, through the first five games of this series and the Capitals want to make sure his dry spell continues for another few days.
As the Capitals head back to Madison Square Garden they know a solid start to Game 6 would go a long way to bolstering their efforts as they try to close out this first-round series.
Tom Wilson didn't play much in his NHL debut but still managed to demonstrate his toughness and skating ability to make a good first impression.