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.
Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau has been stuck on 199 career wins for a week now.
It probably feels more like a month.
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.
Unless there is a surprise transaction later today, the Capitals will embark on their three-game road trip Monday afternoon without the aid of a defensive callup from the AHL Hershey Bears.