Capitals coach Adam Oates didn’t have to say a word.
His players knew what happened the last time they built a four-goal lead on an opponent.
News and notes as the 23-17-2 Capitals take on the 24-13-5 Toronto Maple Leafs tonight at Verizon Center [6:30 p.m. Capitals Central]:
How do you tell a team that’s dead last in the NHL to ignore the standings?
How do you convince a team that has lost eight of its first 10 games that it is playing well?
Capitals forward Mike Ribeiro can only imagine the pressure that Phil Kessel must be feeling in Toronto.