One of the key offseason acquisitions for the Capitals, a team in desperate need of defense, was the veteran blue liner Brooks Orpik.
The Capitals return from their six-day NHL All-Star break tonight in Columbus when they take on the Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena [6:30 p.m. pregame, CSN].
Just fourteen minutes into the Capitals’ game against the Edmonton Oilers Tuesday, things could not have been going better.
Following Sunday’s game against Florida, Capitals coach Barry Trotz talked about diving and the integrity of the game. Evidently, the NHL was listening.