News and notes as the Capitals [34-29-13, 81 points] take on the Devils [32-28-16, 80 points] tonight at the PrudentialCenter [7 p.m., CSN-Plus]:
News and notes as the Capitals hit the ice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Thursday in preparation for a season-defining four-game road trip that begins Friday night in Newark against the Devils:
Alain and Lucy Brouillete have had quite a week, thanks to their 27-year-old son, Capitals defenseman Julien Brouillete.
Martin Erat can finally breathe.
With the Caps up 1-0 against New Jersey Saturday night, Erat found himself with the puck heading towards an empty net. Thank goodness he didn't miss.
You couldn't have scripted it any better.