The only good thing to come out of Sunday nights 5-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks was the news that followed about an hour later while the Capitals were boarding their charter flight for Detroit,
Since the beginning of November, the Capitals have shown glimpses of a team capable of going on a long win streak that separates them from the rest of the Southeast Division.
Marcus Johansson breathed life into the Capitals and Alex Ovechkin took care of resuscitating their season.
News and notes as the Capitals prepare for their 7 p.m. puck drop against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Verizon Center:
If the Capitals are to get into the playoffs, its looking more and more like it will have to be as the eighth seed.