Rather than score an empty-net goal himself, the Capitals' top center protected the puck so that Troy Brouwer could reach the 20-goal plateau.
Notes and observations from the Capitals' win over Vancouver.
After being held out of the gold-medal game for testing positive for a banned substance found in his allergy medication, Backstrom will receive his silver medal.
Nicklas Backstrom: "It’s not acceptable, it’s not the way we want to play. We were sleeping the first two periods."
The Caps' center says he won't know for two weeks whether he gets his silver medal from Sochi.
Four of the Caps' five Olympians are back at practice offering a look at what to expect when the season starts back up.
The Caps' center violated the IOC's anti-doping policy because of a substance found in his allergy medication.
Should the Sabres' defenseman receive supplemental discipline for his hit on Nicklas Backstrom?
Around the NHL players are voicing their concerns about the security at the upcoming Winter Olympics in Russia.
The star right wing wants more action from the Capitals, who have fallen into a five-game losing streak.