Marcus Johansson has experienced the painful embarrassment of Washington Capitals’ playoff losses. Not all of them. He wasn’t there for the previous heart-stopping scare from the Eastern Conference’s lowest seed, when the Capitals lost to the Montreal
If sheer exposure to a team translates to make that team better, then no candidate can lift the Los Angeles Kings quite like John Stevens. The hockey world tends to lose track of assistant (or “associate”) coaches far more easily than the main guys, and that is the case with Stevens. Seriously, Stevens has been with the Kings since 2010-11.
This Mike Sullivan said Monday that he is "hopeful" that injured forward Carl Hagelin could return at some point for the second round series against the Washington Capitals. "He’s getting closer, he skated today [before practice]. He skated yesterday on his own. He’s making progress. We’re hopeful we’re going to get him soon. It’s one of those injuries that’s going to be a day-to-day thing. I can’t say for sure, but certainly we’re hopeful." That could be empty playoff gamesmanship, or it could be legitimate. One never knows this time of year. However, optimists can always point out to the initial 4-6 week diagnosis for Hagelin at the time of his injury, and it's now been 6 weeks. Now obviously