BOSTON — While his team was taking its pregame skate at TD Banknorth Garden, Washington Capitals head coach Bruce Boudreau was asked if making up 10 points with 33 games left is a realistic task for his club.
“What for Carolina catching us?” the always affable Boudreau joked.
But he was obviously being asked about catching the Boston Bruins, a climb that begins tonight with the second meeting in 10 days between the Eastern Conference’s top two teams.
“Everything’s possible. I don’t put limitations on them,” Boudreau then said. “I think our task last year was more daunting than our task this year. Even though … Boston’s not going to go through slumps. So you’re going to have to win at a .750 percentage, I think, to give yourself an opportunity to do that. Whether that’s possible or not, we don’t know. All I know is if we play as good as we can in every game, then there’s a chance for us to win every game. And then who knows?” (more…)