It was the kind of loss that leaves coaches wondering how so much could go so wrong so quickly.
When they looked at the schedule, there were many Capitals fans who dreaded this five-game road trip.
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.
Shook out the pages of my reporters notebook en route from Detroit to BWI and came up with these nuggets on the Capitals: