Boudreau

Boudreau

When the Boston Bruins visit the Washington Capitals tomorrow, it won’t just be a match-up of the top two teams in the Eastern Conference. It’ll also be a battle between two of the league’s best coaches — ’08 Jack Adams Award winner Bruce Boudreau of the Caps and ’09 Jack Adams front-runner Claude Julien.

Boudreau’s impact on the Caps was felt last year, when he led them from the doldrums of the conference to a Southeast Division title. This year, his masterful coaching has helped the club overcome even more injuries to key players than the Bruins have battled. Boudreau’s skill was on display again Wednesday is his team’s win over Pittsburgh. Stephen Whyno explains in the Washington Times.

Also in the Times, Bob Cohn explains how goaltender Jose Theodore is trying to regain his MVP form while in a Caps sweater.