As the Capitals prepared for their biggest game of the season Tuesday night against the Buffalo Sabres, more encouraging news came out of the trainers room.
Capitals coach Dale Hunter acknowledged before Sundays game against the Minnesota Wild that he was looking for a goalie to step up and have a good stretch run.
With 15 days remaining in the regular season the race for the eighth and final playoff spot in the NHLs Eastern Conference is down two teams the late-charging Buffalo Sabres and hard-luck Washingt
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: