Playoff rookies and close friends, Nic Dowd and Nick Jensen are set to play in their first career postseason when the Capitals kick off their first-round series against the Carolina Hurricanes Thursday at Capital One Arena.
Calvin Borel built a successful career by sticking close to the rail, but the Hall of Fame jockey left the rail as soon as he could Saturday at Laurel Park while riding Ivan Fallunovalot in Saturday's $250,000, Grade 3 Frank J. De Francis Memorial.
Before the first period was over, Washington lost three forwards. It didn't stop the Capitals, who managed a 1-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night thanks to Jay Beagle's goal with 5:11 remaining in the third period.