News and notes as the Capitals prepare for tonights 7 p.m. showdown against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Verizon Center:
Capitals coach Dale Hunter couldnt leave as early as most of the fans Friday night at the Verizon Center.
Michal Neuvirth could have mentally checked out on Feb. 13 when Dale Hunter started Braden Holtby over him in a home game against the San Jose Sharks.
Sudden thoughts and second thoughts as the Capitals enjoy a day away from the rink after their pulsating 3-2 come-form-behind overtime win against the slumping New York Islanders at the Verizon Cen
Mike Knuble has played 1,025 games in the NHL and is one of two Capitals to have his name on the Stanley Cup.