The Capitals' record dipped to 9-3-0 with Saturday night's 5-3 loss to the Islanders in Uniondale, N.Y.
When defenseman John Erskine last played a game for the Capitals he could barely lift his left arm above his head.
A 7-4 loss in Vancouver was filled with all sorts of action. It was entertaining; it was sloppy; and just about everything else in between.
Tomas Vokoun is scheduled to get his eighth straight start tonight in Vancouver (CSN, 10 p.m.) when the Capitals conclude their western Canada trip against the Canucks.