News and notes as the Capitals [18-12-3, 39 points] complete a home-and-home series against the Philadelphia Flyers [14-15-4, 32 points] tonight at the Wells Fargo Center [7:30 p.m., CSN]:
When it comes to goaltending in the NHL, three’s always a crowd.
Like most NHL goaltenders, Capitals netminder Braden Holtby never wants to be pulled from a hockey game.
It took Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner 148 games at Verizon Center before he scored a goal in front of his home fans. He didn’t want rookie Nate Schmidt to wait as long.