In his first trade deadline as GM, MacLellan made two depth-bolstering deals, but none in the final day before the 3 p.m. cutoff hit.
The Capitals sent Burakovsky to their affiliate in Hershey before the trade deadline, but whether the 20-year-old might stay there hasn't yet been determined.
"Just started rolling, having fun, joking around with the guys," the newly acquired forward said. "I think I had a grin on my face probably the whole time.”
Forward Andre Burakovsky could find himself reassigned to Hershey, but only temporarily to gain AHL playoff eligibility.
With an early blocked shot and some apparent chemistry beside his new partner, the recently acquired Gleason enjoyed a successful first game in the District.
Between Holtby's seventh shutout, Ovechkin's 40th goal and a successful debut for defenseman Tim Gleason, Washington solved its recent woes by bashing the punching bag.
Once Calgary asked the 32-year-old to waive his no-trade clause, Glencross began hoping for a fresh start somewhere else.
Tim Gleason makes his Washington debut as the Capitals aim to avoid a four-game losing streak.
'It’s a different mindset,' Gleason said about dropping into a playoff race after being shipped from Carolina, a seller.