The Caps have lost two games in a row. Sometimes coaches like to make lineup changes after a loss or two. If Todd Reirden is considering any lineup changes for Thursday’s game against the Coyotes, those changes should not include taking out fourth line center Nic Dowd.
Dowd has seven points in 23 games, just the second time he’s totaled more than three points in a season. While this level of production may not continue, Dowd’s overall play has been significantly better than Travis Boyd, his competition for fourth line center.