Chris Bourque (56) of the Washington Capitals fights for the puck with Craig Smith (15) of the Nashville Predators in the first period of the Washington Capitals  loss to the Nashville Predators, 2-0, in a preseason exhibition game at the 1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore, MD, Tuesday, September 20, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Chris Bourque (56) of the Washington Capitals fights for the puck with Craig Smith (15) of the Nashville Predators in the first period of the Washington Capitals loss to the Nashville Predators, 2-0, in a preseason exhibition game at the 1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore, MD, Tuesday, September 20, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)