The Capitals will be without Patrick Wey when they face the equally desperate Dallas Stars tonight at Verizon Center. Catch the action beginning with Caps Central at 6:30 on CSN.
With less than two weeks remaining in the regular season, the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins remain the only two teams in the Eastern Conference to have officially punched their tickets to the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
With seven games left, the Capitals need to acquire more than one point a game to make it to the postseason.
The Caps played better in Nashville on Sunday than they did against the Bruins on Saturday. Still, they may need five wins in their final seven games to make the playoffs.