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Mike Green says the Caps need to find a better way to respond to falling behind in games. 'Then why didn't he do it?' wonders Adam Oates.
If the Capitals trade Marty Erat and Dmitry Orlov, should they look for a forward or defenseman in return?
"You hate to say this, that it's a tough team to get up for," Alzner said. "Maybe if it was Boston it would be different for us, I don't know. That may be the case, even though it sounds really bad. ... We took them way too lightly."
Alex Ovechkin was hoping to have dinner with former teammate Alex Semin. Concussion symptoms kept Semin in North Carolina.
The team also placed goaltender Michal Neuvirth, who injured his lower body on Friday by stepping on a puck during pre-game warmups, on injured reserve, sidelining him until at least Saturday.
Capitals coach Adam Oates is managing a potentially volatile locker room these days.
Almost a quarter of the way through the 2013-14 season, things haven't worked out as expected. Most of the teams in the new eight-team Metropolitan Division have spent the first seven weeks of the season floundering.
One thing the Caps don't have to do is wonder if they made the right decision to keep 19-year-old Tom Wilson on their roster. A small sample size to be sure with only four games, but Wilson is giving them their money's worth so far.
Nathan Gerbe's third goal in four games broke a tie at 6:59 of the third period, and Anton Khudobin stopped 30 shots as the Hurricanes beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 Thursday night.