The NHL appears to be considering suspensions for goalies who fight unwilling opponents, brought on by the attack of Braden Holtby by Flyers netminder Ray Emery.
Caps defenseman Mike Green sat out practice with a lower body injury. Center Jay Beagle took his place on Wednesday.
When Joel Ward signed a four-year, $12 million contract with the Capitals, they hoped for 15-20 goals, not close to 40.
Capitals coach Adam Oates rewarded Mikhail Grabovski by letting him start the overtime period with Nicklas Backstrom. The move had unintended consequences.