With a nifty dangle move and several walloping punches thrown in defense of teammates, Michael Latta will make it hard for Coach Barry Trotz to bench him this weekend in Montreal.
Fehr won 77 percent of his draws in the 4-0 rout over the Penguins, including 13 of 17 against Sidney Crosby.
With his fourth two-point effort in five games, Oveckhin is on a blistering pace and is the only NHLer with double-digit goals this month.
When the Capitals play how they hope to, dictating the pace and matching physicality, the games will look like this 4-0 beating of the Penguins.
Capitals handle rival Penguins, 4-0, in a fight-filled contest that snapped their four-game losing streak.
Braden Holtby will start again, Michael Latta will start for only the third time this calendar year, Sidney Crosby returns for Pittsburgh and Maxim Lapierre debuts.
All but eight Capitals participated in the optional morning skate, trying to sweat out the lingering frustration of Tuesday’s loss in Columbus.
With four straight defeats behind them, including two against losing teams, the Capitals look ahead to see three 60-point juggernauts barreling toward them.
The Capitals have scored 14 goals over their past four games bridging the all-star break, but have allowed 17. This did not sit well with Coach Barry Trotz.
Blue Jackets keep Washington on the ropes with 4-3 win, extending the team’s struggles from before the all-star break.