What was going through 19-year-old Dougie Hamilton's head when the Garden crowd was chanting his name against the Islanders?
"I don't know." chuckled Hamilton. "Just trying not to fumble the puck when I was going back there for it."
After getting a few NHL games under his belt, Hamilton is still still excited to be on the NHL roster.
"I don't know if it has really sunk in that I'm playing in the NHL." continued Hamilton. "It feels so weird being out there instead of being a kid watching, and dreaming about it."
Kevin Shattenkirk was traded to the Capitals for a 1st, conditional 2nd, and a prospect. Mike Felger believes if the Bruins were to trade Zdeno Chara, they might be able to get two 1st round picks.
WASHINGTON - The Washington Capitals have acquired defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk in a trade with the St. Louis Blues.
Washington sent a 2017 first-round pick, conditional 2018 second-round pick, forward Zach Sanford and minor leaguer Brad Malone to St. Louis in the deal that also sent former Capitals goaltending prospect Pheonix Copley to the Blues.
The teams announced the deal Monday night.
Shattenkirk, 28, is set to be an unrestricted free agent this summer. He has 42 points on 11 goals and 31 assists this season and has 66 goals and 218 assists in 471 NHL games
He counts $4.25 million against the salary cap this season. The Blues retained 39 percent of his salary.
Shattenkirk is a right-handed-shooting defenseman who adds more depth and offense to the Capitals' blue line.