Feb 6, 2011, 5:39 PM EDT
While the Washington Capitals have been one of the league’s most successful regular season teams since Bruce Boudreau took over, the common criticism is that the team isn’t adequate in their own end.
It remains to be seen if that will change once the game’s matter the most, but the Caps showed that they could play a defensive-minded (some might even say trap style) game in their 3-0 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins this afternoon.
Solid two-way center Brooks Laich discussed the team’s newfound commitment to stingy defense (and the status of injured blueliner Mike Green) in the video below.
- Kane’s OT goal ties Blackhawks – Blues series at 2-2 11
- Stars chase Andersen, tie series with Ducks 2-2 12
- Penguins blow three-goal lead, Columbus evens series 66
- NHL suspends Matt Cooke for seven games 89
- Ducks’ Getzlaf (upper body) isn’t available for Game 4 (Updated) 3
- Two years after winning the Cup, the Kings’ ‘mix’ comes into question 39
- Duck drama: Selanne to sit as healthy scratch in Game 4 15
- MacKinnon, Johnson and Palat named Calder Trophy finalists 12
- Sharks beat Kings in OT, take 3-0 stranglehold on series 43
- Rangers chase Emery, top Flyers for 2-1 series lead 56
- Video: Seabrook ejected for charging Backes; will face hearing (update) (153)
- Bad luck strikes twice: Lightning goal waved off, Stamkos takes knee to head (136)
- Keith doesn’t remember if he taunted Backes after Seabrook hit (125)
- Video: Lucic spears DeKeyser from behind (118)
- Flyers want to ‘punish’ McDonagh (113)