I was going to post a basic recap, but the Caps just sent a message out to the league so I'll just post it here in case you didn't get it yourself.
"Dear Rest of NHL:
You are now on notice. If you continue to try any of this bush-league, sucker-punching stuff on us, we will make you pay.
They say a fight will really get your team going sometimes. Unfortunately for you, if you fight dirty, you're gonna get the wrong team going. Result: Washington 8 - Philadelphia 2.
We thought we'd made this clear 2 nights ago against the Panthers, when some guy named Duco jumped Giroux from behind and started wailing on him.
We thought our thorough 6-2 beating sent the message. I guess it didn't get through.
We now lead the league in goals and sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, a point ahead of Pittsburgh.
Oh, and Ovechkin returns Monday. And he's pissed. Haters beware.
Good luck trying to stop us.