Newly acquired left wing Curtis Glencross scored on the power play against Minnesota. It was his first goal as a Capital.
A former Caps troubled past has followed him to Nashville as he now faces a lawsuit from his former nanny.
Capitals captain and NHL leading goal scorer Alex Ovechkin will miss his first game of the season as the Caps take on the Wild.
The Capitals will pay special tribute to the USA Warriors in their 13th annual Military Night.