Adam Oates and his coaching staff have urged the Capitals’ defensemen to take a more physical approach in their zone and the results are starting to show.
After five straight games at the Verizon Center the Capitals leave Monday afternoon for their longest road trip of the season. Some are looking forward to it.
The Capitals' top line of Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Marcus Johansson has just three even-strength goals this season.
The Capitals finished their five-game homestand with a victory. The road is about to get tougher.