WASHINGTON — The Washington Capitals open a five-game homestand Saturday night when they host the Dallas Stars at Capital One Arena.The Capitals (5-4-2) began a stretch of 15 games in 30 days with a 6-4 loss on Thursday night in Montreal St. Louis Blues Hoodies Authentic , capping a 2-2 road trip.Dallas (7-5-0) is 2-1 on its six-game road trip after a 2-1 win on Thursday night in Toronto and is 4-1 in its last five games.Article continues below ...Anton Khudobin made 30 saves in his first start since Oct. 16, Jamie Benn and Devin Shore scored, and Tyler Seguin had two assists for the Stars.Shore has goals in back-to-back games and points in five of his last six games (2-6-8).“He’s just a smart hockey player,” Dallas coach Jim Montgomery told NHL.com. “I like the way he possesses pucks and the poise he has with the puck. He’s starting to get a lot of confidence and with that he’s skating harder and winning more one-on-one battles. He’s a guy that I’m going to continue to move around because I think he can get other players going.”After playing on the fourth earlier in the week against Montreal — and getting a goal and two assists — Shore played on the wing with Seguin and Mattias Janmar against Toronto.“He’s fun to play with,” Seguin said. “He’s making a lot of things happen. If it wasn’t for him in Montreal, we don’t win that game. He’s really coming into his own and maturing and playing good hockey.”On Friday, the Starts announced that defenseman Dillon Heatherington, 23, would be recalled from the Texas Stars with Connor Carrick heading to injured reserve. Carrick did not play against Toronto after blocking a shot in the team’s loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday afternoon.The Capitals appeared to have fashioned a great ending to their road trip before the Canadiens scored three goals in the final 3:04 Thursday night.“Obviously it’s frustrating in the situation,” goalie Braden Holtby told NHL.com. “I think we had a chance to steal one there and just came up short. Luck seemed to be on our side for most of the third, and then it turned. We didn’t do enough to push the other way.”Alex Ovechkin and Lars Eller each scored twice St. Louis Blues Hats Authentic , and Holtby made 38 saves for the Capitals. It was Ovechkin’s first two-goal game of the season.Washington will be without 38-year-old defenseman Brooks Orpik against Dallas. He’ll miss his second straight game Saturday night because of an undisclosed lower-body injury.Christian Djoos, 24, and Madison Bowey, 23, formed the team’s third defensive pairing against Montreal.“I thought they did some good things,” Capitals coach Todd Reirden told the Washington Post. “I think Madison in particular was able to show us his skating. I thought he made some plays offensively, just a couple chances against for them. But for the most part, they limited it.”Holtby is 2-4 with a 4.06 goals-against average and .865 save percentage against Dallas. Ben Bishop of the Stars is 2-6-2 with a 3.46 GAA and an .888 save percentage against Washington.The Stars went 0-1-1 against the Capitals last season but have won six of their last seven games in Washington. On Friday, often suspended Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson delivered another questionable hit to an NHL player. In the end, the hit might not be deemed illegal, but it will be investigated by the NHL and Wilson will almost certainly face a suspension.The hit came during Friday's game against the New Jersey Devils when Wilson hit Brett Seney from behind. As Seney turned away Custom St. Louis Blues Jerseys , Wilson came in late, his shoulder landing directly to the right side of Seney's head and knocking him down to the ground. To those defending Wilson, they're calling the hit legal but late. Those not defending Wilson are calling this another example of a player who can't control himself, taking liberties on his opponents. The words nasty, dirty and idiotic have been connected to the play.advertisingYou can see the hit in the video below:Tom Wilson has been ejected for a hit to Brett Seney. Right call? Judge for yourself.Stream #CapsDevils live: https://t.co/Wn6LWyeTGx pic.twitter.com/COAetFl1l1— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) December 1, 2018During the game, the play was ruled as a聽check to the head and聽Wilson was given a match penalty. That will be enough for聽NHL, who has suspended Wilson in the past for similar infractions, to have a close look and likely bring the hammer down in terms of a future suspension, potentially for the remainder of the NHL season.For Wilson,聽a player who has only played a handful of games since serving a 14-game suspension for an illegal hit on the Blues鈥?Oskar Sundqvist during the preseason www.officiallightningprostore.com , this might be the final straw, even if the hit is not deemed egregious. He's a player that is being closely watched as a repeat offender and another suspension could come with hefty time and potentially give the Washington Capitals pause for keeping him as part of the team.advertisingTom Wilson's hit on Brett Seney likely won't be deemed an illegal check to the head, but it is late. He was suspended four times over 105 games, and has played nine games since his recent 14-game ban.The CBA calls for increased penalties for repeat offenders. Tough situation.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) December 1, 2018What This MeansCertainly, there will be questions about whether or not the game has time for a player like Wilson. His coach, Todd Reirden suggested Wilson wasn't even trying to make a hit, but that likely won't matter to the NHL much. Any other player might get the benefit of the doubt. Not Wilson, who even if he was trying to avoid the contact, has too many strikes against him to be looked at as someone who was in the wrong place at the wrong time.