ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - The slogan on the Washington Capitals' training camp T-shirts says: "Stay angry ... believe in yourselves."
The Capitals opened camp Saturday still seething over their first-round playoff loss to the Montreal Canadiens in April.
Washington has mastered the regular season, having won three consecutive Southeast Division titles. But they've only won one playoff series during that run.
Some of the players are saying it's easy to want to fast-forward to the playoffs, but instead they plan to use their anger from last season to motivate them through the regular season.