After a vulnerable run in their last 11 games, the Capitals head west for a road trip that will see Washington face some of the best teams in the NHL. There will be no room for errors.
When Capitals rookie forward Andre Burakovsky began his NHL career he looked like a legitimate offensive star. On Monday, Burakovsky spent his 20th birthday wondering where all that offense went.
The Caps added some experience to the blue line by recalling rugged defenseman Steve Oleksy from the Hershey Bears.
Here are the Capitals' top five plays of the week, including Troy Brouwer's unforgettable 500th game.