Nicklas Backstrom scored big points in the locker room by leaving a point on the ice.
The Capitals found a way to shut the door in the third period against the Toronto Maple Leafs. They'll head west for three crucial games in California.
Brooks Laich will be visiting groin specialist Michael Brunt Monday in St. Louis and may require a procedure that knocks him out of the rest of the regular season.
The Capitals capitalize on two early power-play goals by both Troy Brouwer and Joel Ward to win 4-2 as they come within two points of the final wild card spot.