Washington travels to Detroit in pursuit of their third win in four games when they face the Red Wings. Coverage begins on CSN at 7 p.m.
News and notes as the Capitals [24-22-8, 56 points] prepare to visit the Detroit Red Wings [23-19-11, 57 points] at Joe Louis Arena [7:30 p.m., CSN]:
Capitals coach Adam Oates called his veterans out after their 2-1 loss to the Devils.
"Look at the results, it's the same mistakes," said Oates.
There were no water coolers tossed over in the Capitals’ locker room on Thursday. No fights in practice, no shots taken at goalies’ heads.