Mikhail Grabovski had a four-point night but it wasn't enough to stop the defending Stanley Cup champions.
The Blackhawks are trying to avoid the 'Stanley Cup hangover' that has plagued so many teams before them.
Tom Wilson, Michael Latta and Connor Carrick will make their regular season debuts in Chicago, a creative move by coach Adam Oates. Watch Capitals Central right now on CSN!
Tonight the Caps will open their season by watching a Stanley Cup banner raised in Chicago, now they want their own. Watch Capitals Central tonight at 7 pm on CSN.