Playoff hockey is often maddening and baffling and unfair. Sunday night in Toronto, the right team won.
Capitals move on to play the Penguins in the second round.
The Canadian pop star was shown on the video board during the second period.
Will the Wizards get back on track to go up three-games-to-one or will they squander a chance to put a chokehold on this series?
'I fear indifference more than I fear a mix of positive and negative responses,' said Phil Orlins, the senior coordinator producer for all of ESPN's baseball telecasts. 'Clearly, this is a telecast that people did react to, which I view as good.'
Their were not many bright spots for the Wizards in a blowout loss in Atlanta to trim their lead in the Eastern Conference playoffs to 2-1.
Dixon also helped Mark Turgeon at Maryland after his playing career was over.
Justin Williams rolls out of bed and scores overtime playoff goals.
Will the Capitals defend home-ice and surge ahead in the series? Or will the young Maple Leafs again give Washington fits — and stoke those all-too-familiar fears of local failure?
NBC Sports analysts agree: Nazem Kadri's hit on Alex Ovechkin should not have been penalized.