Capitals coach Barry Trotz could have read his team the riot act.
He could have juggled his lines and his defense pairings and hoped for the best.
Losing to a rival is never fun. Losing eight-straight times? That hurts.
Instant analysis of the Capitals 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins Wednesday night at Verizon Center:
Alex Ovechkin got called for roughing after shoving Christian Ernhoff to the ice, sparking a nine-man brawl on the ice. What do you think, did he deserve the penalty?
Alex Ovechkin notched his second goal of the night, putting the Capitals ahead 2-0 in the second period over the Penguins. The score gives Ovi 29 goals on the season, most in the NHL.