News and notes as the Capitals [26-23-9, 61 points] butt helmets with the New Jersey Devils [24-21-13, 61 points] tonight at VerizonCenter [8 p.m., CSN]:
Some will be going to places where palm trees sway. Some will be heading back to Hershey. Some will be returning home to visit with family.
Capitals coach Adam Oates called his veterans out after their 2-1 loss to the Devils.
"Look at the results, it's the same mistakes," said Oates.
Mikhail Grabovski went down awkwardly in front of the net on Friday night against New Jersey, appearing to suffer an injury to his leg. Watch it here.
Instant analysis of the Capitals’ 2-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils Friday night at Prudential Center in Newark: