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.
Instant analysis of the Capitals’ 4-3 overtime win over the Columbus Blue Jackets Tuesday night at Verizon Center.
Martin Erat found John Carlson with a diving pass to set him up for a dazzling goal on Tuesday night in Washington.