Quick news and notes from Tuesday’s morning skate at Kettler Capitals Iceplex as the Caps [16-12-2] face the Lightning [17-10-2] at Verizon Center [7 p.m., CSN]:
The Capitals are spending less time in the defensive zone this season, which is equating to more opportunities to score goals.
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With a pair of decisive victories the Caps separated themselves from the Rangers and Hurricanes.