Sudden thoughts and second thoughts as the Capitals enjoy a day of rest following a three-games-in-four nights stretch that ended with Saturday night’s remarkable 3-2 win on Long Island:
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- Alexander Ovechkin scored at 2:07 of overtime to lift the Washington Capitals to a 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Saturday.
News and notes as the Capitals [13-11-2] visit the New York Islanders [8-15-3] tonight at Nassau Coliseum [7 p.m., CSN-plus]:
Will defenseman Dmitry Orlov finally get a chance to play for the Capitals tonight on Long Island? Will goaltender Philipp Grubauer get his first NHL start of the season?
Every Caps fan knows Braden Holtby’s pregame routine. It involves eye exercises and a conversation with himself from the bench hours before the puck drops.