With John Carlson out of the lineup, and perhaps not even returning until after the All Star break, the Caps are missing their top power play defenseman. So, Matt Niskanen, who normally plays second unit behind Carlson, will get more playing time.
Washington wins, 6-1, and has now won 12 out of 13 to remain atop the NHL standings.
The Washington Capitals drowned the Carolina Hurricanes 6-1 at Verizon Center Monday night behind a pair of goals from Dmitry Orlov.
Dmitry Orlov, you beautiful firebrand supernova! A second sensational slap shot gave the Caps a 3-1 lead.
It's 2-1 Capitals after the first period.
Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie has been named the NHL's Third Star of the Week for the week ending Jan. 22, per the league.
A new radio partner could solve at least some of the complaints from fans.
via @jrcar13 After a lower-body injury sidelined him for weeks, Washington Capitals goaltending prospect Adam Carlson returned to action in a 4-3 overtime win over the Greenville Swamp Rabbits. He stopped 28 shots, including all four in overtime, to help the Stignrays net one win from the weekend.
When coach Barry Trotz was hired by the Washington Capitals back in 2014, he inherited Jay Beagle, who at the time was a 29-year-old with 13 career NHL goals to his name.