Rookie goaltender Philipp Grubauer will make his 12th start in 17 games tonight when the Capitals take on the San Jose Sharks at Verizon Center [7 pm., CSN].
It’s fair to say that just about everything that has happened to Connor Carrick this season has been above and beyond what the 19-year-old defenseman anticipated before arriving for training camp
News and notes as the Capitals [22-16-7, 51 points] enjoy a day off before facing the San Jose Sharks [28-12-6, 62 points] Tuesday night at VerizonCenter [7 p.m. CSN]:
The Capitals have a problem letting penalties interrupt their offensive game-plan. It causes a snowball effect by exhausting some players and putting everyone out of rhythm.
Alex Ovechkin sounded off after the Capitals loss to the Sabres and acknowledged it's tough to beat Ryan Miller when he is on.