Russian defenseman Dmitry Orlov, considered the top defensive prospect in the Capitals organization, is expected to make his NHL debut tonight alongside Karl Alzner.
Capitals defenseman Mike Green did not practice with the team on Monday at Kettler Capitals Iceplex and will not join the team on its 4 p.m.
In years past, the New Jersey Devils won Stanley Cups with a dominating, suffocating defensive approach.
Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau knew it would be no small task beating the New Jersey Devils on back-to-back nights. Accomplishing it with just four healthy defensemen made it nearly impossible.