News, notes and quotes as the Capitals (7-2-0, 14 points) make their first visit of the season to BB&T Center to face the Florida Panthers (5-4-1, 11 points) tonight at 7 p.m. on CSN-plus:
One week after allowing four goals in a 7-4 victory over the Edmonton Oilers in his season debut for the Capitals, goaltender Philipp Grubauer is expected to get his second start of the season ton
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Instead of facing the Flyers in a one-day prospects game, the Capitals will try something new this September by participating in a four-team, three-game rookie tournament.
Hours after Capitals coach Barry Trotz said there were no “sexy, difference-making” players on the NHL trade market, the Florida Panthers went out and dealt for one, sending the New Jersey Devils