There was a much greater sense of urgency in the Capitals tonight, and that was a welcome sight after the events of last week on the road.
Brooks Laich wears the face of his team.
When the Capitals are winning his eyes glisten and he's as jovial as they come. When they're losing he wears a glare and a scowl.
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.