Instant analysis of the Capitals’ 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild Thursday night, their first win ever at Xcel
It’s been a little more than two weeks, but it’s fair to say that since they arrived in separate trades just before the March 2 NHL trade deadline Capitals newcomers Curtis Glencross and Tim Gleas
The Capitals’ power play was about to expire when Evgeny Kuznetsov hit the blue line with a head of steam, Joel Ward on his right and Curtis Glencross on his left.
Nicklas Backstrom took a hard hit to the boards from Buffalo's Mike Weber and Alex Ovechkin did not like it.
There is a saying in Sweden about no one wanting to be the tallest shaft of wheat in the crop. Nicklas Backstrom has heard it and, like many Swedes, tries to live by it.