Three future Caps were listed among the Top 50 NHL prospects.
The Capitals have lost three in a row but they look like a much better team than a year ago.
After falling in a devastating loss to the Edmonton Oilers - their third straight - Caps' head coach Barry Trotz issued a warning to his team.
The Capitals looked like the better team for most of the night Tuesday, but their inability to stay out of the box cost them against the Oilers.
The Capitals had a two-goal lead late in the third period, but it wasn't enough as the Oilers shocked them in a shootout for Washington's third straight loss.