“If you want to look at the last nine games, you’re looking for the negatives,” center Lars Eller said after Tuesday's 7-2 loss to Nashville. “You can choose to do that or you can look at the whole season as a whole. ... I’m just not going to put too much into tonight.”

The Islanders' coach, who resigned after leading Washington to its first Stanley Cup title, was not acknowledged during the Capitals' banner-raising ceremony.

With goaltender Pheonix Copley forced into action for the second straight night, Washington puts up little fight in Nashville.

Divyne Apollon II and his Metro Maple Leafs teammates were personally invited to Monday's game by Devante Smith-Pelly and John Carlson.

Washington has often looked flat recently, and that was the case again Monday in a 4-1 defeat.

The teammates combine to rhyme a tagline in a new spot for Paisano's.

“He’s been the biggest reason, in terms of players, that we’ve been able to change the culture here into a championship level culture and team," goaltender Braden Holtby said.

The Capitals aren't expected to recall another goaltender before Monday's game against the Blues, meaning Holtby is at least healthy enough to dress, if not start.

Evgeny Kuznetsov’s goal late in regulation salvages a point for hosts in a game goalie Braden Holtby is forced to leave after taking a stick to the face.

General Manager Brian MacLellan discussed Washington's faceoff woes Friday, pointing out the team's need to get closer to a 50 percent rate of success.

The general manager didn’t explicitly say winger Andre Burakovsky is the forward he might be looking to swap, but there has been plenty of speculation.

“I understand it’s for the best but in the heat of the moment you don’t want to leave the game,” the Capitals forward said.

Washington goalie makes 39 saves in 4-2 win, extending streak to 14 straight over Boston.

Marchand took issue with Eller's celebration in the season-opener and grabbed him for a fight when Eller wasn't expecting it. “Guys remember,” Eller said Thursday. “It’s just memory. I think people can remember a few months back. ... Yeah, it’s a long season."

The Capitals have scored 47 five-on-five goals in the past 17 games, dating back to the start of December, and the fourth line has contributed 10 of them, impressive considering the unit gets the least amount of ice time.

Devante Smith-Pelly and John Carlson recorded a video message to invite Divyne Apollon and his Metro Maple Leafs team to Monday's game against the Blues.

Backstrom has 10 goals and 34 assists in 41 games, and this would be the first contest he’s missed this season.

Boyd has tallied four goals and seven assists through the 22 games he's skated this season for the Capitals.

Defenseman Michal Kempny scores 16:08 into the third period to give Washington a 3-2 win over Detroit.

The Capitals aren’t expected to be involved in any blockbusters, but they’ve always done something in February.

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