Rob Carlin is the host of the Capitals pre and post game shows on Comcast Sportsnet Mid-Atlantic. Rob joined Ed and Rob to talk about the Capitals as the Stanley Cup Playoffs are just a few days away.
The Capitals beat the New York Rangers 2-0 on Wednesday night to wrap up their second consecutive regular-season points title, the top seed in the Eastern Conference and Metropolitan Division title. With all those banner additions, the best home team in the NHL will have home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs.
Carlin talked about the team’s second straight Presidents’ Trophy and the importance of the win to the players. He said, “the first box that is checked on the way to much much bigger goals.”
As for the current playoff system and whether or not it’s fair Rob said, “not only is it not a fair system, but fans who aren’t die hard NHL fans who check in around now are like…What?”
Rob went on to talk about the playoff match-ups, post season awards and who is the hottest goalie going into the playoffs.