News and notes as the Capitals [7-5-3, 17 points] take on the New Jersey Devils [7-7-2, 16 pints] tonight at VerizonCenter [ 6:30 p.m. Caps Central, CSN]:
The Capitals dropped a season-high six-spot on the New Jersey Devils Thursday night.
Alex Ovechkin is scoring goals and taking names and if Barry Trotz has his way, his 29-year-old captain is going to silence every one of his critics this season.
Despite an early score, Barry Trotz thought the Capitals were slow getting into their offensive game plan. Braden Holtby bailed them out.