Troy Brouwer's goal gave Washington a 3-1 lead on Carolina. Watch it here, in case you missed it.
Mathematically, the Capitals still have a chance to reach the Stanley Cup playoffs for a seventh straight spring.
Since he first began terrorizing goalies as a teenager, Alex Ovechkin has always judged himself on the number of goals he’s scored. And for the most part, so has everyone else.
The Caps visited the new home of Bruce Boudreau Tuesday night in the first game of a three-game road swing. They started things off well with a 3-2 win.