The Capitals had an optional 11 a.m.
News and notes as the Caps prepare for their 5 p.m. puck drop against the visiting Carolina Hurricanes:
Watch Capitals-Hurricanes at 5 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet.
Capitals coach Dale Hunter continues to experiment with his forward lines as his team prepares for Sundays 5 p.m. puck drop against the Carolina Hurricanes at the Verizon Center.
Can the NHL really have an All-Star Weekend without Alex Ovechkin taking part in a breakaway challenge?