The Washington Capitals are going to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in 20 years.
On the road the Capitals were dominant. Even without Nicklas Backstrom the Capitals put on a strong and convincing performance at the Amalie Arena, outshooting and out scoring the Tampa Bay Lightning 10 goals to 4 over the first two games in the series.
With the Penguins slain and the 2nd round of the playoffs well and truly behind them, the Capitals took on and demolished the Tampa Bay lightning in the first game of the Eastern Conference Final.
Back in August and September the buzz of the draft and free agency was winding down. It is then time for the next phase of rookie camps and scrimmages. This gives the next wave of players a chance to show the coach their skills and what they can bring to the team following that, the next step is the senior players joining them. That is when the hard calls are made. Who goes back to juniors or the minors or even gets released to free agency?
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