Caps center Nicklas Backstrom absorbed a heavy check in Tuesday's game, but he says he'll play in Saturday's game against the Bruins.
The Capitals’ postseason hopes have been bolstered by last week’s successful trip through California. Considering their knack for flourishing down the stretch, such a streak should not come as a surprise.
The Capitals will spend the next week traversing California, running a three-game gauntlet against some of the NHL’s best teams.
Capitals goaltender Holtby struggled through a midseason slump and has recently spent more time on the bench than in the crease.
Early Sunday morning, roughly 50 people gathered around the edges of the Capitals’ practice rink in Arlington just to catch a glimpse of Evgeny Kuznetsov.
The Capitals acquired left wing Dustin Penner from the Ducks on Tuesday in exchange for a 2014 fourth-round draft pick, bolstering their forward depth ahead of the NHL’s trade deadline Wednesday afternoon.
When the Capitals resume their season Thursday night against the Panthers, they will have just 23 games left to secure their place in the postseason.
Washington has not won a game this season in which it has scored less than three goals. After their 1-0 loss to the Islanders on Tuesday, the Capitals are now 0-19-5 in those low-scoring games.
As he prepared for his first season as Capitals coach last year, Adam Oates approached right wing Joel Ward about increasing his role.
Long before he dreamed of planting a kiss on the Stanley Cup, Alex Ovechkin yearned to feel the weight of Olympic gold around his neck.