The Capitals were eliminated in the second round last year by the rival Penguins, who went on to win the Cup. They infamously haven’t advanced to a conference final since the 1997-98 season, despite boasting one of the most potent lineups in the NHL routinely through the last decade.
Drew Bledsoe Authentic Jersey It’s not just the Caps. Only eight of the 30 Presidents’ Trophy winners 28 percent have gone on to win a Stanley Cup.
Five teams failed to win a postseason series. The Capitals had a whopping 121 points in 2009-10 when the Canadiens knocked them out of the first round.
We don’t want to be known as regular season champions, said defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk, who was acquired in a trade deadline blockbuster in the Capitals’ attempt to mount a deep playoff run once and for all. No one remembers the team that won a Presidents’ Trophy.
If some guys going to say they don’t care, they’re lying, forward Evgeny Kuznetsov said. It’s always nice to win something.
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The details of the illness that reportedly kept him in a neurosurgical intensive care unit still are not disclosed.
Earlier Friday, The Associated Press reported that he was showing signs of improvement, citing an unidentified person with direct knowledge of the situation.
The Sabres forward, 28, had been undergoing extensive tests in recent days and has been in a the neurosurgical intensive care unit of a Buffalo hospital since Sunday.