News and notes as the Capitals [30-26-10 [70 points] try to rebound against the Penguins [43-17-4, 90 points] tonight in Pittsburgh’s Consol Energy Center [7:30 p.m., NBCSN]:
The Capitals recalled forward Casey Wellman and defenseman Patrick Wey from the AHL Hershey Bears on Tuesday, leading to speculation over which players they might replace when the Caps visit the P
A game between the Caps and Penguins is rarely overshadowed given the rivalry’s history and the team’s star-studded lineups. On Monday night, however, one young Russian stole the spotlight.
WASHINGTON – If Monday night’s 3-2 loss to Sidney [add your descriptive adjective here] Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins was a measuring stick, the Capitals came up just short – again.