Washington Capitals defenseman John Erskine (4) looks on during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Photo by: Nick Wass

Washington Capitals defenseman John Erskine (4) looks on during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)