**The following is edited to include only references to Tabaracci**
Pain Is the Name of Costello's Game
By Rachel Alexander
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, November 4, 1998
Costello goes on to explain some of the preventive maintenance tried by some
of the players, including goaltender Rick Tabaracci, who had hernia surgery
early in the summer to cure his groin problems of last season. He had been
working out with the big silver ball to strengthen the muscles, but his
groin popped anyway during a game against Calgary a few days ago.
The Capitals were forced to recall goaltender Mike Rosati from the minors,
and Tabaracci is now being forced to take a few days off the ice. Around
10:40 a.m., he appears in the bike room.
"Don't include me with the injured guys," he says, frustrated. "I don't want
to be here."
As Tabaracci settles into the rhythm of his stationary bicycle, Gonchar
wanders in for some water. He says he felt like he was going to throw up
during the final few minutes on the UBE, but he is better now and is going
to change into a clean shirt for the rest of his workout. Witt, Svejkovsky
and Zednik join Tabaracci on the bikes, although by 11:05 a.m. Costello has
Tabaracci on the floor of the weight room, stretching out the nimble
goaltender's leg, groin and hip muscles.