Fatigue and injury caught up to the Capitals in Nashville, where they fell to the Predators just 22 hours after beating the Oilers.
The shorthanded Caps fell 5-2 in Nashville. Stay tuned to CSN for Caps Extra!
Niskanen, Orpik and Oshie are scheduled to meet the team on the second leg of the road trip.
Capitals Rewind: In the first game back from their bye week, the Capitals lost to the Detroit Red Wings in a shootout.
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