After edging Florida 2-1 on Friday, the Washington Capitals are two games out of the playoffs, limping in a tight, three-legged race for the Southeast division. They're in danger of missing the playoffs for the first time since the 2006-2007 season.
The Caps need help.
First-line center Nicklas Backstrom’s return from a concussion is anyone’s guess while offensive defenseman Mike Green’s comeback is hopeful but uncertain. Either way, Dale Hunter’s squad needs a shooter to revive its attack.
But who will propel the crippled Caps back into the picture?
Here’s a look at five players McPhee could lease or buy to add an instant edge to the Caps’ underachieving lineup.