News and notes as the Capitals [29-16-10, 68 points] visit the Los Angeles Kings [24-18-12, 60 points] tonight at the StaplesCenter [10 p.m., CSN]:
Washington Capitals center Brooks Laich is in love and he's not afraid to shout it from the rooftops. If by rooftops you mean Twitter, that is.
Before spending this weekend listening to stories shared by the fathers of his teammates, Capitals right wing Joel Ward texted his mother, Cecilia, to remind her how much she means to him, and how
Anders Backstrom recalls the time he picked up his son, Nicklas, after a soccer practice in their hometown of Gavle, Sweden.