Get the remote control handy — the Washington Capitals begin their Stanley Cup run tonight and they are totally going to get it this time. First off, they have to get past the New York Rangers which they have done in 2009 and 2011, but not in 2012. Vengeance for last year’s elimination is surely on the Caps mind. They are playing at the same time as the Washington Nationals vs. Atlanta Braves finale so I’ll be back and forth.
The pointless NHL Lockout kept me from getting into the team quite like I have been in the past. I also thought they were dead in the water in March and have been proven wrong. I can’t credit Oates enough for getting Alex Ovechkin to remember that he’s ALEX OVECHKIN, goal-scoring champion. Good work, for now and the future.