Capitals Turn to Past Tormentor and Future Hall of Famer Lundqvist

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Henrik Lundqvist made it clear in the days after he was bought out by the New York Rangers that he still wants to play and wants to win. If that’s the case, there are worse places for The King to end up than the team that has finished first in the Metropolitan Division each of the past five seasons.

But if Lundqvist is chasing that elusive Stanley Cup, however, that’s another matter. If the season had played out to a full 82-games, there’s a very good chance the Philadelphia Flyers would have overtaken the Capitals for first place. And while their performance in the playoff bubble probably should not define them, the Capitals were a surprisingly easy out in the post-season. Like Lundqvist himself, the Capitals appear to be on the decline.