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.
Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau is notorious for switching up his line combinations and he did plenty of that during the Capitals 7-4 loss in Vancouver, dropping right wing Mike Knuble from a second
A 7-4 loss in Vancouver was filled with all sorts of action. It was entertaining; it was sloppy; and just about everything else in between.