Now let us drop the puck.
We have such a wonderful fan base here in the DMV. So many fans have wished us good luck, better health and best wishes for this coming playoff series against the New York Rangers. I am humbled, appreciative and grateful for your support.
We start series one tonight at 7:30pm. The Verizon Center will be a sea of red - loud and proud and helpful to the team.
I never take qualifying for the playoffs as a given; it is an honor to compete with 15 other teams for the greatest trophy in sports.
There will be many twists and turns and controversies and noise generated in the coming days and weeks. Stay calm, focus on shift-by-shift and game-by-game. Don't look back; just focus on the present. Click away for all of the pixels you can handle, here, here, here, here, here and here. Thanks again. Go Caps!