The Capitals are disappointed at losing control of their own destiny but believe they can make run.
Tomas Vokoun has been battling a groin strain since March 16. He says he's ready to play and has a lot riding on the Caps' fight to the finish.
The Capitals announced today that Backstrom will join the team on their flight to Boston this afternoon, but coach Dale Hunter says he will not play against the Bruins.
Caps put themselves in tough hole
While both teams entered with similar situations, the Buffalo Sabres left Washington feeling a whole lot better on Tuesday night.