Capitals Insider: Montreal

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 04/14/2010

Nicklas Backstrom: 'I felt okay'

Star center Nicklas Backstrom was one of the first players off the ice this morning, but assured reporters that he will be able to suit for tomorrow's playoff opener against Montreal. Backstrom confirmed that an illness, not an injury, caused him to miss yesterday's practice. "I'm feeling better," Backstrom said....

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  11:28 AM ET, 04/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Montreal, National Hockey League, Nicklas Backstrom, Nicklas Bäckström, Washington Capitals

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 02/10/2010

Boudreau: 'The minute I relax is the minute they relax'

Washington's Michal Neuvirth and Montreal's Carey Price each came off the ice first during their respective morning skates, so it looks like they'll be your starting netminders tonight at Bell Centre as the Caps look to tie the second-longest winning streak in NHL history. The big news this morning was...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  01:35 PM ET, 02/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Bruce Boudreau, Jason Chimera, Jose Theodore, Michal Neuvirth, Mike Green, Montreal Canadiens, Quintin Laing, Semyon Varlamov

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 02/10/2010

Jason Chimera not skating

Although Coach Bruce Boudreau wouldn't confirm whether the Caps have any injuries, Jason Chimera is not skating this morning at Bell Centre. It's unclear what is ailing the left winger, but he was observed walking with some difficulty and working with team trainers. So it's likely a lower-body injury. Chimera...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  11:30 AM ET, 02/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jason Chimera, Montreal Canadiens

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 02/09/2010

Canadiens' Josh Gorges and Brian Gionta talk about the Caps' streak

A few of the Canadiens conceded this morning that they're in awe of what the Capitals have been able to accomplish over the past month. That said, they're itching to put an end to Washington's 14-game winning streak tomorrow at Centre Bell. But if the Habs are going to be...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  02:19 PM ET, 02/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Montreal Canadiens