We may never know for sure, but its a pretty safe bet Alex Semin would have returned to the lineup tonight against the Winnipeg Jets even if Joel Ward had not forgotten to set his alarm clock.
Its far too early to say the Capitals power play is backon track. In fact, that might not be the case until Mike Green is back on theice quarterbacking it.
There was a much greater sense of urgency in the Capitals tonight, and that was a welcome sight after the events of last week on the road.
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.