News and notes as the Capitals prepare for tonights 5 p.m. puck drop against the Toronto Maple Leafs:
The Capitals certainly havent arrived here under the most ideal conditions.
They have strung together two or more wins in a row just twice since Jan. 15.
The Caps know they have their work cut out for themselves in the remaining weeks of the regular season. Most of the heavy-lifting will come away from D.C.
Since he arrived as head coach of the Capitals on Nov. 28, Dale Hunter has been waiting for one of his goalies to nail down the No. 1 job between the pipes.
Capitals defenseman Mike Green has been suspended three games for his elbow to the head of Tampa Bay Lightning forward Brett Connolly,