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.
While the Caps' five Olympians are on the coast of the Black Sea, a handful of their teammates are on some beach, somewhere.
Team USA general manager David Poile knows his American hockey history, especially when it comes to winning wars in Europe.
The Capitals are within one point of a playoff spot, but they'll need to climb past three teams to get in for a seventh straight year.