Monday night, Taylor Chorney was one of several defensemen who took a face-off during the team’s 4-1 loss.
The NHL is trying to encourage more goal-scoring this season by rigidbly enforcing previously agreed upon face-off rules. Three bench minors were issued for face-off violations during the Caps first preseason game of the year.
Numerous players continued to be kicked out of face-offs for bad alignments Wednesday night. And late in the first period, Brooks Orpik stepped up and took a short-handed face-off after Chandler Stephenson got kicked out of the dot.