At 6 feet 4, 220 pounds, Capitals defenseman John Erskine is two inches shorter and 10 pounds lighter than teammate Jeff Schultz.
For more than four months Capitals coach Dale Hunter has gone out of his way to say as little as possible about well, about everything.
It looks like a one-game punishment for Nicklas Backstrom will turn into a one-game opportunity for Mathieu Perreault and Mike Knuble.
Sometimes the more you get to know somebody, the less you like.
Nicklas Backstrom is the first to admit that after missing three months and 40 games with a concussion, he was a little gun shy when he returned to the Capitals lineup on March 31.