NOTES: The Capitals host Buffalo on Sunday and then hit the road for four, including two straight at Winnipeg. ... Boston signed winger Alexander Fallstrom, a Harvard product the club acquired in the 2009 deal that sent Chuck Kobasew to Minnesota, to an entry level contract. ... Adam McQuaid returned after missing a game because an undisclosed injury, while Washington's Jack Hillen returned to play for the first time since suffering a shoulder injury on opening night, and was victimized on the second goal in addition to taking a penalty that led to the fourth goal. Washington was missing injured defenseman John Erskine for the fourth straight game. ... Boston wore St. Patrick's Day green jerseys in warmups. ... The Bruins paid tribute to former Bruin Oates during the first timeout, welcoming the new Hall of Famer back for his first game as an opposing head coach. He waved to the crowd.