With T.J. Oshie coming back from an “upper-body” injury soon, Chiasson's performance against the Bruins might have secured his place in the lineup.

Goaltender Braden Holtby improves to 13-2-0 lifetime against Boston as Washington stays tied atop Metropolitan Division with 5-3 win.

"It's always been a goal to get four guys in the attack and play that way," defenseman John Carlson said.

With six goals through 23 games, Connolly is on pace to improve on the career-high 15 goals he scored in 66 games last season.

Washington was embarrassed in its November trip to Colorado, but Tuesday’s 5-2 win illustrates how much has changed since then.

Samsonov, 20, is widely considered one of the best goaltending prospects in the world.

Braden Holtby allows all three goals and is pulled during the second period in favor of Philipp Grubauer.

The 2016 first-round pick has five goals through 26 AHL games.

While the development is a positive one, there's no guarantee the trio of Madison Bowey, Christian Djoos and Chandler Stephenson will remain in Washington long term.

The right wing will miss his third game with an undisclosed upper-body injury and he's likely to sit out Tuesday's game as well.

"I think we got our butts chewed a little bit, rightfully so, and guys stepped up, started playing better,” defenseman Matt Niskanen said.

Coach Barry Trotz said the current New York Ranger isn't a top-pairing defenseman.

T.J. Oshie remains out with an undisclosed upper-body injury.

Top line’s first-period burst sets the tone as Capitals pull away for 6-2 win at home.

Coach Barry Trotz said he doesn't know if Oshie will return to practice on Thursday either.

Although the Russian anthem won't be played, Ovechkin's teammate and fellow Russian Evgeny Kuznetsov said that shouldn't be a deterrent: “There will be Russian fans at the tournament, and if you win that medal, they will sing the national anthem for you.”

Bowey was not injured by the two-handed whack to his wrist.

Just as the Capitals were starting to get healthy, the right wing had his head checked against the boards by the Sharks' Joe Thornton Monday night.

Kuznetsov played the whole thing off extremely well.

Oshie skated off the ice on his own power but was ruled out by the team.

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