Even in defeat, Capitals should remember how far they've come
WASHINGTON -- This is hardly the place for perspective.
In a dressing room so quiet that all you could hear were the sounds of portable fans and the murmurs of the brokenhearted, it's hard to see the whole picture, where a team was and how far it came.
No, for the Washington Capitals, a team that charged from last overall at Thanksgiving to the Southeast Division title, that came back from a 3-1 series deficit to force a seventh game against the Philadelphia Flyers, all ...
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A TEAM CAN DREAM
Which team will be this season's surprise story? ESPN.com is picking the Washington Capitals, and Scott Burnside is chronicling the team's travels throughout the season.
PART IIIPosted: Feb. 7, 2008; Team record: 26-24-5
• The Capitals have rebounded from a lowly start, and a big reason for the change is their new coach, journeyman Bruce Boudreau. Story
• Will Kolzig be the odd man out in D.C.?
PART IIPosted: Nov. 16, 2007; Team record: 6-11-1
• The Capitals had high hopes coming in to this season, and things looked promising at the start. Now, Washington is trying to keep history from repeating itself. Story
PART IPosted: Oct. 4, 2007; Start of NHL season
• The Capitals' excuse in recent seasons was "we're rebuilding." Now, with free agents on board with its young stars, Washington is ready to make a move on the ice. Story