Capitals rookie goaltender Braden Holtby became the father of a baby boy on Thursday, two days before playing in Game 7 against the Rangers.
Capitals checking-line center Jay Beagle was held out of the lineup on Wednesday night with an apparent leg injury. He is being listed as day-to-day.
The Capitals goalie is still yet to lose consecutive games in his 29 career NHL starts.
Dale Hunter has the Capitals on the brink of a berth in the Eastern Conference Finals. But will he return as coach next season?