Rookie Connor Carrick had a wonderfully horrible experience in front of family and friends Tuesday night in Chicago.
Marty Erat has spent most of his NHL career as a top-six forward. He opened the season on the Caps' fourth line.
Seconds thoughts on the Capitals opening night loss to the Blackhawks and a look forward to Thursday's home opener.
Despite some impressive performances, the Capitals' ultimately couldn't stop the Blackhawks in a thrilling 6-4 opening-night loss in Chicago.