Barry Trotz knew the Capitals would win the Stanley Cup after their Game Three victory against Columbus
Barry Trotz was familiar with early playoff exits even before he came to the Washington Capitals. It took fifteen seasons coaching the Nashville Predators, and three with the Capitals, before Trotz made it to the Stanley Cup Final.
After winning Game Three in double-overtime against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Trotz had a hunch that the Capitals could be onto something special.
“I think my coaching staff thought I was a little bit crazy,” Trotz told Jonathan Bombulie of TribLive on Tuesday. “We scored that overtime goal in Columbus in Game Three and I said, ‘We’re going to win the Cup this year.’ And we did. I’m not Nostradamus or anything, but you have a feeling.”