The Capitals have had trouble holding leads this season. The Islanders have rallied back from two goals for eight wins.
With three games remaining before the Olympic break, Capitals defenseman Mike Green is likely to shut it down until after the Winter Games.
Will the Capitals' streak of making the playoffs end this year? Chuck Gormely and Jill Sorenson take a look at their odds.
Marty Erat accepted an invitation to play for the Czech Olympic team. His wife is due to deliver a daughter on Feb. 25.