News and notes as the Capitals and Rangers prepare for their 12:30 p.m. battle on NBC. The Ranger lead the best-of-seven Eastern Conference Semifinals two games to one.
The playoffs are the time to dig deep. Overtime in the playoffs: a time to dig deeper.
Capitals left wing Matt Hendricks, who delivered a game-high 11 hits in Wednesday nights triple overtime loss to the New York Rangers, spent Thursday afternoon spreading grass seed.
The locker room trash can at the Verizon Center overflowed with half-eaten orange slices, banana peels and power bar wrappers.