The Washington Capitals celebrate a goal by Capitals defenseman John Erskine (4) in the second period against the Carolina Hurricanes at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, February 26, 2013.
Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals reacts after allowing the game tying goal in the third period of an NHL game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Verizon Center on April 13, 2013 in Washington, DC.
Credit: Patrick McDermott
John Erskine #4, Marcus Johansson #90, Alexander Semin #28 and Dennis Wideman #6 of the Washington Capitals celebrate a goal against the Boston Bruins in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on April 21, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Credit: Brian Babineau
Colin Greening #52 and Bobby Butler #16 of the Ottawa Senators celebrate a goal while Semyon Varlamov #1 of the Washington Capitals sits in his net during a game at Scotiabank Place on March 25, 2011 in Ottawa, Canada.
Credit: Phillip MacCallum
Mike Rupp #17 of the Pittsburgh Penguins fights with John Erskine #4 of the Washington Capitals during the 2011 NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic at Heinz Field on January 1, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Credit: Dave Sandford
John Erskine #4,Karl Alzner #27,Scott Hannan,Tom Poti #3 and Michal Neuvirth #30 of the Washington Captials watch the last seconds of the game against the Boston Bruins on December 18, 2010 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Bruins defeated the Capitals 3-2.
John Erskine #4 of the Washington Capitals fights Eric Boulton #36 of the Atlanta Thrashers during a NHL hockey game on November 14, 2010 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC.