Through 16 games this season, the Capitals have suffered four regulation losses and each of them has come following a break of two or more days in the schedule.
The Capitals (9-3-0, 18 points) will look to keep the Toronto Maple Leafs (2-8-3, 7 points) at the bottom of the NHL standings when they face off tonight at Verizon Center (7 p.m., CSN-plus).
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