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

Photo by: Nick Wass

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