The Nationals aren't expected to be major players in this year's free agent market, given their entire starting lineup is under contract and most of their pitching staff is expected to return.
News and notes as the Capitals [3-5-0] begin their five-game road trip tonight against the Winnipeg Jets [3-3-3]. The game will be televised at 8 p.m. on CSN:
After leading the NHL with a 26.8 percent success rate on power plays last season, the Capitals once again find themselves atop the league in 2013-14 with a 33 PP% through eight games.
The Capitals have allowed a total of five goals over their last three games, a marked improvement from the 4.20 GA/G they had as a team through their first five outings of the season.