News and notes as the Capitals [37-30-13, 87 points] take on the Chicago Blackhawks [46-19-15, 107 points] tonight at Verizon Center [6:30 p.m. Caps Central, CSN]:
If the reality of missing the playoffs was not enough to bear, Capitals coach Adam Oates and goaltender Jaroslav Halak were forced to address the controversy that surrounded Halak sitting out Tues
If there was any doubt over whether Jaroslav Halak would re-sign with the Capitals as a free agent, the turn of events in the past two days assured he won’t.
Capitals goaltender Jaroslav Halak finds himself swimming against a strong current of negativity today after deciding not to play against his former team, the St.