Against heavy-hitting teams like the Islanders, the Caps say they need to protect each other better by communicating.
The Capitals have not won three games in a row since early December. They'll need a big push if they hope to get into the playoffs.
Too many turnovers cost the Caps a loss against the Islanders. The fight continues to make it to postseason play.
The Capitals were shut out for the fourth time at home this season and remain three points out of a playoff spot.