Alexander Ovechkin dropped to the ice after taking a puck to the lower midsection. He left for the locker room in pain, but returned to finish the game.
The Capitals rebounded from a bad loss with an emphatic 2-0 victory over the Bruins.
Tonight against the red-hot Boston Bruins [7:30 p.m., NBCSN] the Caps will find out if they can put their words into action.
With the Capitals hurting at the forward position, Chris Conner is expected to make his Washington debut tonight against the Bruins.
Capitals coach Barry Trotz decided to hold a practice Saturday after saying players have strayed from "basic principles of hockey."