Adam Oates said he is rooting for Alex Ovechkin in the Sochi Winter Olympics, but the Caps coach reminds everyone that Ovi cannot carry the entire Russian team.
News and notes as the Capitals [26-23-9, 61 points] butt helmets with the New Jersey Devils [24-21-13, 61 points] tonight at VerizonCenter [8 p.m., CSN]:
Adam Oates says he wants the Capitals to play more like the Devils. Live coverage now on CSN!
Marcus Johansson didn't make plans for the Olympic break, hoping for the phone call he received Thursday night. Now he heads for Sochi.