Somehow, inexplicably, the Caps won on Thursday. It was a manic mess of a game, like something the Flaming Lips would do if they played hockey. In case your blood pressure is returning to normal and bowels are solidifying, here comes another cataclysmic hockey game to freak you out all over again.
The Caps’ win in Boston on Thursday was good timing for a team still fighting for a playoffs berth, but it was also perfect timing for 30 young hockey players, who got a chance to meet one of the the world’s most recognizable hockey stars.
Welp. We’re here. The end of the season is scant days away, and we don’t yet know the Washington Capitals’ future. We could be looking at the first Caps year without a playoff since 2007– or we could be looking at kind of decent seeding. Every day narrows that spectrum, but the final result will be revealed on April 7th, the final day of the regular season. On that day, the Capitals will play a road game against the New York Rangers, current occupants of the #1 spot in the conference.