Washington teammates Marty Erat and Nicklas Backstrom face off in the Olympics when the Czechs take on the Swedes in Sochi. Preview it here.
With the difference in rink size between the NHL and the Olympics, who has the advantage? Capitals Insider Chuck Gormley takes a look.
Many would think there wouldn't be too many differences between Olympic hockey and the NHL, but athletes in Sochi will have to adapt to larger rink sizes and different rules.
The Olympic break means different things for different NHL teams. For the Capitals, it could mean getting a handful of players back in good health for the 23-game stretch run.