Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov says it's been tough to stay positive in what has been a lost season for him individually.
The Capitals returned to practice on Monday, but without daddy-to-be defenseman Brooks Orpik.
The last time the Capitals had an extended break in the schedule they lost a pair of home games. Barry Trotz won't let it happen again.
A late surge by the Ottawa Senators could make the playoff race very interesting for the Caps.