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Nicklas Backstrom Returns as Washington Capitals Host Montreal Canadiens
March 31st, 2012 at 4:08 PM
Gametime: 7:00 EST TV: Comcast SportsNet Records: Washington Capitals (39-31-8) 86 points, 2nd in Southeast Division (8th in Eastern Conference)                   Montreal Canadiens (29-35-14) 72 points, 5th in Northeast Division (15th in Eastern Conference) ***PHOTO1*** It was said perfectly by George McPhee at the trade deadline: “We can make the playoffs with this team, and...

Washington Capitals’ Season May Hinge on Two Absent Players: Nicklas Backstrom and Tomas Vokoun
March 28th, 2012 at 4:01 PM
***PHOTO1*** Last night's loss still stings. But as a player, you take what you want from it and move on. There's no time to sulk, no time to come up with excuses. The only thing to do is to prepare to play these final five games with relentless will. Dale Hunter appeared to think...

Washington Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom Cleared for Practice
March 24th, 2012 at 3:24 PM
***PHOTO1*** Instead of a casual day of reflecting on two consecutive overtime losses, it was an upbeat and optimistic Saturday at Kettler Iceplex in Arlington. The main reason for that is the Washington Capitals have announced that Nicklas Backstrom is cleared to participate fully in practice, contact and all. This is a gigantic...

Washington Capitals Update: Nicklas Backstrom Skates, Alex Ovechkin Delivers in Clutch
March 14th, 2012 at 1:26 PM
***PHOTO1*** This week just gets better and better by the day. While it was an off day for the Washington Capitals Wednesday after completing a fourth consecutive victory in a 5-4 shootout victory Tuesday night over the New York Islanders, a few players decided to get on the ice at Kettler Iceplex...

Washington Capitals Dale Hunter’s Powerless Power Play, Nicklas Backstrom in Sweden
March 5th, 2012 at 7:53 PM
***PHOTO1*** The pool of Washington Capitals playoff optimists seems to be shrinking by the day (or shutout), but Capitals 101 is still here standing by the Caps with 17 games to play. May not be the smartest decision, but hey, most of the good things in life come when you least expect...