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Washington Capitals
For Capitals, having 'no regrets' can help when stakes are raised

The Washington Capitals have told themselves there will be another day. They feel confident that there will be another game beyond the winner-take-all, loser-go-home meeting with the New York Islanders tonight, the seventh and last in these Eastern Conference quarterfinals. They believe they will watch the next round while playing in it themselves, not sitting on their couches at home, stewing and wondering what could have been. They have told themselves they will meet again inside this practice facility to scheme and watch video of the New York Rangers, the opponent awaiting whichever club emerges victorious from Verizon Center, and not to conduct exit interviews. Deep down, they...