The Washington Capitals’ season opener against the Pittsburgh Penguins ended close to midnight on Thursday. The game started an hour later than normal because it was nationally televised on NBCSN. The Pens’ Stanley Cup banner raising pushed the game back another 20 minutes and then the game needed extra time to be decided after three-on-three overtime and a shootout. The Caps didn’t fly home until early Friday morning. Barry Trotz cancelled practice for that day.