Without Alex Ovechkin in the lineup, Washington's offense struggled in a loss to Ottawa, but coach Adam Oates says the Capitals need to push through the 'dog days' of the season.
Mikhail Grabovski got in a heated exchange on Tuesday night, laying a big hit before starting a fight and grabbing at the face of Ottawa's Zack Smith. Watch it here.
The Caps welcome Ottawa to snowy Washington, D.C., on Tuesday at Verizon Center. Follow along with the social media conversation here when coverage gets underway at 6:30 p.m. on CSN.
NEW YORK -- Alex Ovechkin cracks into a slight smile when he is asked about facing Ryan McDonagh and Dan Girardi tonight at MadisonSquareGarden.