Nicklas Backstrom usually takes a pre-game nap and wakes up refreshed and ready for his drive to the Verizon Center.
At this time of year, every game seems to swing back-n-forth; one minute one club has the momentum, the next minute its gone from them.
If the Capitals have proven one thing this season its that they will not make things easy on themselves.
The Capitals longl wait for Nicklas Backstrom will end tonight when the 24-year-old center returns to the lineup against the Montreal Canadiens.
With players like Alex Ovechkin, Alexander Semin and Nicklas Backstrom, you might think the Capitals, year after year, would be one of the NHLs most successful teams in shootouts.