The return of defenseman Mike Green makes the Capitals' 2-1 loss in Tampa easier to swallow.
Friday nights win over the Panthers in Sunrise is the only joy theyve shared over five total visits. Simply put, the Capitals need all the points they can muster in the Eastern Conference race and they left two behind in Tampa.
Mike Green was back in the lineup after missing 18 games because of an abdominal injury. But the Caps were unable to overcome two early goals by Tampa Bay.