Brooks Orpik and Jay Beagle are out for Friday night's game against the Dallas Stars. But what about Mike Green and Michael Latta?
Defenseman John Erskine has not played a game all season. He skated on his own before Thursday's practice.
The Capitals wouldn't call Wednesday night's loss to New York a missed opportunity in a must-win game -- but it was pretty close to it.
The Rangers again had success shutting down Alex Ovechkin at even strength on Wednesday. Do they have the formula for slowing down the world's best goal scorer?
The Capitals were hoping to gain ground in the Metropolitan division, but it was the New York Rangers who came away victorious and with first place now in hand.