Win or lose, Capitals coach Adam Oates has a policy of not addressing his team after a game.
“Because you don’t want to say something you might regret later,” Oates said.
News and notes as the Capitals [22-17-2, 46 points] prepare for their 7:08 p.m. puck drop against the Tampa Bay Lightning [17-21-2, 36 points] at Verizon Center [6:30 Caps Central, CSN]:
Back on March 7, Mike Ribeiro was looking like he deserved every penny he was asking for at the negotiating table.
When George McPhee acquired forward Martin Erat in exchange for top prospect Filip Forsberg at the March 3 NHL trading deadline he was hoping the veteran winger could provide depth behind Marcus J