At 6 feet 4, 220 pounds, Capitals defenseman John Erskine is two inches shorter and 10 pounds lighter than teammate Jeff Schultz.
It looks like a one-game punishment for Nicklas Backstrom will turn into a one-game opportunity for Mathieu Perreault and Mike Knuble.
BOSTON Braden Holtby refused to break.
Not when Brad Marchand gave him a bayonet to the rib cage after a save in the first period.
BOSTON Braden Holtby needed to be perfect, and on Thursday night he was one shot short of perfection.
It must be playoff time.