News and notes as the Capitals (11-10-4, 26 points) take on the New Jersey Devils (10-12-4, 24 points) tonight at PrudentialCenter in Newark (7 p.m., CSN):
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.