The Capitals hired Peter Laviolette as head coach this past offseason to instill urgency within the franchise. They also added long-time Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara to add accountability in the locker room. The team had grown stale after winning the franchise's first Stanley Cup in 2018, with back-to-back first-round exits in the two years following. In addition to holding the Caps accountable, Laviolette was also charged with adapting the way the team played.New Jersey Devils
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The Canadiens had the worst record of the NHL’s 16 playoff qualifiers before upsetting Toronto and Winnipeg in the first two rounds.Edmonton Oilers
After a tough regular season, Pietrangelo has shown Golden Knights fans that he was worth the seven-year/$61.6 million deal that the two sides signed in the off-season. Pietrangelo has four goals and 11 points in 16 games with all four goals coming in the last four games. Pietrangelo has eight points in his last seven games and should be in your DFS lineup Sunday.Colorado Avalanche
But you still can not ignore the fact that three very successful coaches, with five different Stanley Cup Final appearances between them, have at different times made the decision to start other goalies on the roster in big moments.
“This team reminds me of when I played with the New England Patriots,” Woody said. “They’re just all business. They don’t do anything to really hurt themselves. That’s how you’ve got to play in the postseason.”
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At this point you may be wondering, how did Byron pass through waivers on three separate occasions this season? He's come up clutch again and again for Montreal in these playoffs, including another big goal on Sunday: