There are a lot of reasons the Capitals arrived in Newark on Friday feeling a lot better about themselves than when they left Washington on Wednesday.
The biggest is Braden Hotlby.
Sudden thoughts and second thoughts as the Capitals [7-6-3, 17 points] reflect on Friday night’s 1-0 loss to the Devils and look ahead to tonight’s game against the St.
Braden Holtby stood in a quiet locker room in front of the bright lights of television cameras and outreached tape recorders and placed the blame where he felt it belonged.
More news and notes as the Capitals (7-5-3, 17 points) take on the New Jersey Devils (7-7-2, 16 points) tonight at Verizon Center (6:30 p.m., Caps Central, CSN):