News and notes as the Capitals and Hurricanes prepare for tonights 7 p.m. puck drop at the Verizon Center:
Aside from Troy Brouwer, Jason Chimera, Marcus Johansson and Mathieu Perreault, its fair to say that every forward on the Capitals roster has had an off-year in terms of goal production.
After getting shut out in back-to-back games for the first time since 2007 and for the first time at home since 2001, Capitals coach Dale Hunter juggled all four forward lines at practice on Monday
Calling it a benching or matching lines is getting caught up in semantics.
As a player, Dale Hunter took out his frustrations with a two-hander to his opponents shins.
As a coach, his only weapon is ice time.