Washington Capitals head coach Adam Oates, standing right, looks up during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Photo by: Nick Wass

Washington Capitals head coach Adam Oates, standing right, looks up during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)