Brooks Laich will be visiting groin specialist Michael Brunt Monday in St. Louis and may require a procedure that knocks him out of the rest of the regular season.
The Capitals capitalize on two early power-play goals by both Troy Brouwer and Joel Ward to win 4-2 as they come within two points of the final wild card spot.
As the NHL enters the final month of the season, some races are coming right down to the wire.
Joel Ward scored his second goal of the day against the Toronto Maple Leafs late in the first period.
Joel Ward gave the Capitals a 2-0 lead with this goal, a backhand shot while falling to the ice.