News and notes as the Capitals try to get off on the right foot on their three-game road trip across western Canada tonight against the Edmonton Oilers [9:30, CSN]:
For the Capitals, heading to Western Canada for a week affords them a chance to spend some quality time together as a team.
For Jason Chimera, it means an annual big family hug.
Since the start of September the Capitals have spent most of their mornings waking up in their own beds and driving to Kettler Capitals Iceplex for morning practices.
The leaves are turning and there’s a chill in the air. That can only mean one thing, hockey season is back!