The Capitals needed a win to climb within one point of the Penguins. Instead they lost their third straight game.
Alex Ovechkin's odds of winning the Hart Trophy are improving and he's catching up with Sidney Crosby.
The Capitals' third-line left wing has gone 23 games without a goal. He's try to break that drought tonight against the Hurricanes (7 p.m., CSN).
With the trade deadline approaching, teams are scrambling to improve their teams, especially in the Metropolitan division where 6 points separates first place from fourth place. The New York Rangers could be looking to act aggressively.