But by addressing the only real weaknesses on the roster, the Caps may have exposed another flaw they could potentially try to address before Wednesday's trade deadline.
The Capitals decided not to sit it out this trade deadline after all as they acquired defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk from the St. Louis Blues on Monday.
Caps Coach Barry Trotz talks Alex Ovechkin and what he needs to get his scoring touch back.
The Capitals played the Predators in Nashville only 22 hours after their previous game. That fatigue and missing several key players caught up with them in a 5-2 loss.
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