Nicklas Backstrom gets his first career hat trick in the regular season after his three goal performance against Tampa.
Nicklas Backstrom breaks the scoreless game against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second period. His sixth goal of the season put the Capitals up 1-0.
The Capitals' most impressive win of the season came against the Lightning on Tuesday night. Watch the two teams clash again NOW on CSN!
Did his overtime penalty lead to Jason Chimera being benched tonight when the Capitals face the Lightning?
We’ll know more once head coach Barry Trotz speaks to the media, but judging from the line rushes at today’s morning skate at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, veteran left winger Jason Chimera is expected to be a healthy scratch tonight when the Caps face the Tampa Bay Lightning at Verizon Center [6:30 p.m. pregame, CSN].