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Backstrom : 'It was embarrassing'
The Capitals had a difficult time explaining how a series that was so tight through six games was decided by a Game 7 so lopsided.
Minnesota's Harding injured, leaves game
Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding was injured late in the first period and replaced by 23-year-old Darcy Keumper. Harding was starting in place of Niklas Backstrom , the team's No. 1 starter.
Backstrom unsure of when he will return
Niklas Backstrom 's injury has created a cloud of uncertainty over the Wild's playoff chances as they head back home down 2-0 in the series.
Blackhawks look to make Harding's job tougher
As Niklas Backstrom continues to recover from a lower-body injury, Josh Harding will get his second consecutive start. Tonight the Blackhawks plan on making his job a little harder.
Wild's Backstrom injured in warmups, Harding starts in net
Wild netminder Niklas Backstrom was injured in pre-game warmups and will not start Game 1 against the Blackhawks, with backup Josh Harding earning the nod.
Capitals prepping for perfect storm
Nicklas Backstrom says there is a 'happiness' and 'energy' surrounding the Capitals.
Backstrom returns to ice after injury
The Capitals' assists leader was injured vs. Ottawa. It will take more than a puck to the arm to keep Nicklas Backstrom sidelined, though.
Backstrom injured in Ottawa
The Capitals' eight-game win streak ended Thursday night in Ottawa with a 3-1 loss, but it was an injury suffered by Nicklas Backstrom in the third period that concerned the team.