"Really weird," Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner said Friday. "I was looking out on the ice and something doesn't seem right. We're obviously light on numbers, so that's kind of strange. You're used to having just swarms of guys everywhere and it just doesn't feel that way this year."
"We might see a lot of goals getting taken away this year," Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner said. "I don't know. It's a hard call. I think it depends on the staff that's out there. Sometimes they might let that go. Sometimes they might not. It slows the game down pretty good, too, so I wasn't a big fan of that, but that's the rule."