Facing a big challenge in taking on the defending Stanley Cup champions Tuesday night, the Capitals rallied from three different one goal deficits to finally take a third period lead. Mikhail Grabovski led the charge with three goals and one assist, but Chicago would rally late. Johnny Oduya scored the game-winning goal at 13:53 of the third period as the Hawks slipped by Washington 6-4 in the first game of the new season for both teams.
Listen to today's Capitals Minute here. The Caps welcome the Calgary Flames to Verizon Center tomorrow in the team's 39th home opener in franchise history. Puck drop is at 7:00.