Sidelined the last four games with a lower body injury, Capitals defenseman John Carlson returned to the ice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Monday, albeit in sweat pants and a baseball cap.
Back in training camp, when Capitals coach Barry Trotz challenged his players to go the entire season without suffering back-to-back losses, he knew it was probably an unreachable goal.
In his first full game at third-line center in place of the injured Jay Beagle, Marcus Johansson saw 19:04 of ice time and made pretty good use of it, scoring one goal and setting up another by Ja
From Labor Day through New Year’s, Braden Holtby has been the Capitals’ most reliable and consistent player.
With the game in overtime, goalie Anton Forsberg came off the bench to relieve an injured Curtis McElhinney for Columbus.