"I took 1,001 questions on how me and Alex would get along," Coach Barry Trotz said, "and we get along great."
Tom Wilson plans to rejoin the Capitals for practice next Tuesday, and could debut with Washington vs. Detroit on Oct. 29.
Plus notes on Hershey, goaltending distribution for the Canada trip and having the Epix camera crews around.
“You can see it on the scoreboard, you can see it in the win column,” goaltender Braden Holtby said. “How we’re playing is the right way."
Wilson is expected to debut with the Bears this weekend before returning to Washington shortly thereafter.
Capitals forward suffered left shoulder injury Saturday vs. Florida.
"It's huge," Coach Barry Trotz said of having a solid backup goaltender. "It is absolutely huge."
Aside from an ill-advised penalty he later called "bad," Chimera was stellar against the Panthers.
Alex Ovechkin scores the winner past Al Montoya, and the Capitals escape into their road trip with a meaningful two-point effort.
Brooks Laich left late in the third period Saturday and will be evaluated, with an update expected Monday.