The Caps are hoping some time with his family will help with the healing process for Nicklas Backstrom.
The Capitals had a new look at Monday's practice in hopes of breaking a scoring slump.
When he benched Alex Ovechkin, Dale Hunter sent a message that everyone on the Capitals are responsible for their mistakes.
Alex Ovechkin was benched by Dale Hunter and the Caps were shut out for the second straight game.
Sunday nights CapsFlyers game is an NBC Sports Network national exclusive, so I have taken up residence in the press box.