Calling it a benching or matching lines is getting caught up in semantics.
The Capitals and Flyers have been without their top defensemen (Mike Green and Chris Pronger) for most of the season.
Sudden thoughts and second thoughts on the Capitals 5-0 thrashing by the New Jersey Devils Friday night:
Dale Hunter finds himself at a crossroads in his first year as an NHL coach.
Perhaps the only thing more alarming than the Capitals 5-0 loss to the New Jersey Devils Friday night at the Verizon Center were the comments that were made inside the losing locker room afterward.