With Alex Ovechkin back in tow, the Washington Capitals appear poised to resume their winning ways.
The visiting Capitals can build on their latest victory with a fifth consecutive win over the New Jersey Devils, who should have their No. 1 goaltender available Saturday.
Back from his one-game suspension for missing last weekend's All-Star festivities, Ovechkin scored the tiebreaking goal with 2:40 left in regulation to give Washington (36-9-4) a 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday.
"He's a goal scorer," said Braden Holtby, who made 24 saves in his first post-All-Star Game appearance. "That's what we need him to do. He came through in the right time.
"That's the way our team is. Every guy has their role and everyone seems to be doing it. That's Ovi's role." >> Read more...