News, notes and quotes as the Capitals [39-24-10, 88 points] take on the New Jersey Devils [31-31-11, 73 points] tonight at Verizon Center [6:30 pregame, CSN]:
Alex Ovechkin doesn’t need to use the words “Stanley Cup” to get his point across. Instead, he refers to it simply as “the big one,” and he believes the Capitals are ready to win it.
Back on Saturday night, after the Capitals suffered a 3-0 setback to the Winnipeg Jets, players wondered how the Eastern Conference standings would look when they resumed their schedule Thursday n
When Adam Oates steps behind the visiting bench as co-coach of the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night at Verizon Center, he most certainly will experience a wave of emotions.