With seven healthy defensemen, the Caps have sent Patrick Wey back to the Hershey Bears.
Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov was paired alongside John Carlson on Sunday night and played a strong game against the Rangers. He'll stay there tonight.
Quick news and notes from Tuesday’s morning skate at Kettler Capitals Iceplex as the Caps [16-12-2] face the Lightning [17-10-2] at Verizon Center [7 p.m., CSN]:
The Capitals are spending less time in the defensive zone this season, which is equating to more opportunities to score goals.