Justin Williams

Capitals get playoff payoff from Williams against Penguins

When the Los Angeles Kings blew two chances to win the Stanley Cup in 2012, the pressure was on going into Game 6 back at home. Justin Williams gave a pregame speech that defenseman Drew Doughty said he'll never forget.

It's such a legendary tale that Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz has heard all about it.

"Justin just started chuckling when it was pretty tense," Trotz said. "Everybody looked at him and (he) just said, 'I'm going to enjoy celebrating a Cup with you guys tonight.' Sometimes that's very powerful. It's not a big speech. It's knowing the moment."

Few players know and seize the moment like Williams, a three-time Cup winner and the...