It was the kind of loss that leaves coaches wondering how so much could go so wrong so quickly.
Braden Holtby is in and Alex Semin is out.
Holtby led the Capitals onto the ice for warmups tonight in Philadelphia, a sure sign hell get his second consecutive start between the pipes.
Sudden thoughts and second thoughts as the Capitals enjoy a well-earned day off after Monday nights 5-3 win over the Red Wings in Detroit and rest up for Thursday nights showdown in Philadelphia:
DETROIT -- Maybe it was the hour of sleep they lost while their chartered flight was grounded by fog late Sunday night.
Last Friday, Dale Hunter sent a not-so-subtle message to slumping right wing Alex Semin when he relegated him to the fourth line for a practice.