7:53 PM EDT, Thu May 05, 2016
Japers' Rink May 2, 2016

Power vs. Power and Crosby vs. Backstrom

Crosby versus Ovechkin? Nah, it's more like the Capitals versus the Penguins. But if we absolutely have to go with a narrative within the storyline, it's more like Crosby versus Backstrom. In the opening game in the Eastern Conference semi-final series between the Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins, the narrative that has subjugated the matchup actually played out before the hockey world's eager eyes. When Sidney Crosby's line went out on the ice, Alex Ovechkin's line was there to stare him down. In total, Crosby faced off against Nicklas Backstrom 16 times at the face off dot....
CSN Washington Apr 24, 2016

Backstrom goal puts Caps ahead 1-0 over Flyers

After a scoreless first period, Nicklas Backstrom scored the first goal of the game with 11:01 left in the second period.
CSN Washington Apr 7, 2016

All signs point toward Backstrom returning tonight

After missing three games with an upper body injury, Nicklas Backstrom seems poised to return tonight against the Penguins.
CSN Washington Apr 5, 2016

Trotz: Backstrom to sit out third straight game

The Capitals will be without center Nicklas Backstrom for a third straight game, but he may be in the lineup Thursday night against the Penguins.

Capitals Player News

  • 2

    Braden Holtby

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  • 2

    Mike Weber

    Mike Weber 'wanted to be a Penguin,' but now wants to beat them

  • 1

    Daniel Winnik

    Penguins' Malkin will not have hearing over Winnik hit

  • Alex Ovechkin

    Why Alex Ovechkin doesn't want this to be Ovi vs. Crosby

  • T.J. Oshie

    Oshie's hat trick powers Capitals past Penguins in Game 1

  • John Carlson

    Sizing up Capitals' defenseman John Carlson

  • Karl Alzner

    Karl Alzner in, Brooks Orpik 'game time decision' for Game 1 vs. Penguins

  • Jason Chimera

    Chimera: 'That 4th game is always the hardest one to get'

  • Dmitry Orlov

    Orlov expected to replace Orpik in Game 3 Monday night

  • Evgeny Kuznetsov