Workers with the Verizon Center put down the markings and logos on the ice surface for the Washington Capitals ice rink on Jan. 9, 2013. The shortened, 48-game season begins for the Capitals on Jan. 19 against division foe Tampa Bay. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Workers with the Verizon Center put down the markings and logos on the ice surface for the Washington Capitals ice rink on Jan. 9, 2013. The shortened, 48-game season begins for the Capitals on Jan. 19 against division foe Tampa Bay. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)