Of course it did.
We're talking about the hockey team potentially winning its biggest game in 19 years, at the exact same moment, on the exact same night that the basketball team is potentially winning its biggest game in 38 years.
The Penguins said they were “cooperating fully” with the investigation into the incident, which reportedly occurred between periods at PPG Paints Arena.
Washington's coach fires back at reporter, asking about a 'predatory' play by a Penguins forward.
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.
These guys wore red in a sea of blue and were hardly heckled, because Canada.
The Caps dropped a back and forth affair to the Maple Leafs in a tense, tight double overtime thriller. Here's a look and what was good and what wasn't at Verizon Center on Saturday night.
Facing its first bout of April tension against the Maple Leafs, Washington relaxed and unclenched to win its playoff opener.
A plush rhino, a fancy ham sandwich, a 1998 Stanley Cup pennant. The possibilities are endless.