Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom couldn't wear No. 19, so he took the next best thing.
The players want full pay. The owners want immediate pay cuts. Maybe there is a compromise.
After an abrupt exit last season, Mattias Sjogren is back with the Caps organization and coach Adam Oates sees a lot of potential.
Adam Oates was hoping to be coaching his seventh game for the Capitals Tuesday night. Instead he'll be gearing up for three games in three nights with the AHL Bears.