Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 04/08/08 at 04:11 PM ET
Scotty Bowman answers some questions from fans at Slap Shot…
Q: Coach, the Washington Capitals have just completed a remarkable resurgence by capturing the Southeast Division title and with it entry into the playoffs. Given that hockey wisdom holds that a team with late-season momentum and a hot goaltender (like Cristobal Huet) can do some serious damage in the playoffs, how realistic is it to expect the Caps to go deep into the playoffs? — Zed
Scotty Bowman: There’s no set way to end the season. The Capitals have really been a Cinderella story, especially the last two months. They did get the third seed. What they have to guard against, especially with so many young players, is to think — consciously or unconsciously — that just making the playoffs is their championship.
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