The Washington Capitals will embark on a three-game road trip with the hopes of ending their recent struggles.
Visiting the Nashville Predators could make for a solid start.
Washington seeks its sixth straight victory over Nashville when the teams meet Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena.
The Capitals (10-4-1) have lost three of their last four games following a 3-2 shootout loss to New Jersey on Saturday, blowing a two-goal, first-period lead for the second time during their slump.
Troy Brouwer and Jason Chimera scored, though Alex Ovechkin was held without a goal for the fourth time in six games.
"My job is to score goals, not to make hits,'' said Ovechkin, who was credited with 11 of them. "The second period, I probably had three chances to score, but I didn't do the right thing.''
Ovechkin may have a solid chance of bouncing back against the Predators, against whom he has four goals and four assists in five career matchups. He assisted on Brooks Laich's overtime goal in the...