There was a much greater sense of urgency in the Capitals tonight as they hosted the Phoenix Coyotes...
Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau said he benched Alex Semin for taking penalties in seven straight games.
Alex Semin is stuck on four goals and leads the Capitals with 14 minor penalties. He paid the price by sitting out against the Phoenix Coyotes.
Defenseman Dmitry Orlov is expected to make his NHL debut tonight against the Phoenix Coyotes. Alex Semin could be a healthy scratch.