Capitals rookie defenseman Dmitry Orlov could face supplementary discipline from the NHL Wednesday after shoving linesman Jean Morin midway through the second period.
If the Capitals are to get into the playoffs, its looking more and more like it will have to be as the eighth seed.
The Capitals and Flyers have been without their top defensemen (Mike Green and Chris Pronger) for most of the season.
With Tomas Vokoun still battling a lower body injury, the Capitals have recalled Braden Holtby from the AHL Hershey Bears.
Dale Hunter finds himself at a crossroads in his first year as an NHL coach.