Capitals forward Jason Chimera was tossed from Thursday night's game for a charging major but is unlikely to face further discipline from the NHL.
Brooks Laich netted the game-winner and might have saved the season for the Capitals.
Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom skated hard again on Thursday and could be in the lineup Saturday night against Montreal. The Caps certainly could use him.
Dale Hunter says it's an easy decision to turn to veteran Tomas Vokoun in the Capitals' biggest game of the year.
The Capitals can regain eighth place with a win tonight in Boston.