This is definitely not the way the Capitals wanted to start the shortened 2021 season.
After losing back to back games to the rival Pittsburgh Penguins, the Caps were fined $100K for violating the COVID-19 protocol.
Alexander Ovechkin, Evgeni Kuznetsov, Dmitry Orlov and Ilya Samsonov were put on the COVID list because they all hung out in a hotel room, violating NHL's "no individual shall permit guests" edict in its COVID protocols.
They are all out for at least a week.
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