Washington fails to score at even strength for the second straight game, but scrapping one standings point against the NHL's hottest team was cause for a confidence boost.
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Grabovski initially thought he could stay in Washington, but the Capitals decided to spend their money on two defensemen instead.
“Feel good,” Ovechkin said. ‘Just one part of my body didn’t feel great. It’s better today, so I’m in.”
The Islanders have won nine of 10 games, while the Capitals have won more than two straight just once this season.
Team shows support for family of winger Dominik Pettey.
'I'm pretty sure Ovi should be able to go,' Coach Barry Trotz said after his captain left with an upper-body issue.
Washington's power play ranks second in the NHL in efficiency, but only 28th in total chances.
The Capitals will decide on Green's status Tuesday, but if he does not practice, he will not travel with the team to New York.
Both could be available for Wednesday's road trip to the Metropolitan Division's best team, the New York Islanders, plus more stasis for Dmitry Orlov.