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).
As of Monday afternoon, the Capitals had scored more goals per game (4.14) than any team in the NHL.
The Capitals completed their Western Canadian road trip in style as they drilled the Oilers 7-4 in Edmonton. The Caps have now won five of their first six games.
The Caps and Oilers are in the middle of a high-scoring affair. Watch Nicklas Backstrom give the Caps a 2-1 lead off a power play goal in Edmonton.
The Caps sure could have used Nicklas Backstrom on Tuesday against San Jose. With both Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin out, the Caps looked hapless in a 5-0 loss.