A brief stop home before New York City, then the holiday break, then two more Metropolitan Division showdowns before the New Year.
Holtby recorded his second shutout of the season last weekend, but will the Capitals stick with him over this pre-Christmas back-to-back?
Trotz said he plans to "get [Burakovsky] in a game here," while Volpatti remains on long-term injured reserve.
The Capitals have Sunday off, with three critical road games ahead, but cannot afford to overlook their lone home game before the calendar year ends.
The Capitals' coach gave similar explanations for each move involving a young skater: "You have to give them a little jolt.”
Two goals from Nicklas Backstrom, one from Alex Ovechkin and one from Mike Green power Washington to its sixth win in eight games.
NEWARK — Carrying a seven-game points streak as the holidays approach, the Washington Capitals (15-10-6, 36 points) cancelled their morning skate here at Prudential Center with a clear eye on the coming days — a home-road back-to-back before Christmas followed by two critical Metropolitan Division road matchups. First up, their second visit to Newark in two weeks to […]
The Capitals captain has scored in one of the past 10 games. To his coach, because Washington is still winning, this is not cause for alarm.
For just the second time, five Capitals had a multi-point night when Ovechkin and Backstrom had zero.
Barry Trotz says of young forward, "I just need him to play."