News and notes as the Capitals [4-5-3] try to break a five-game losing streak against the Chicago Blackhawks [7-5-1] tonight at United Center in Chicago [8:30 p.m., CSN-plus]:
Midway through today’s practice, Brooks Laich skated over to the Capitals bench and exchanged his powder blue “no-contact” jersey for a gray “ready-for-contact” jersey.
The leaves are turning and there’s a chill in the air. That can only mean one thing, hockey season is back!
The news will come in the next day or two.