A little less than a year ago, Braden Holtby and Jaroslav Halak were Capitals teammates with very uncertain futures. Today, they are arguably two of the NHL’s greatest success stories.
He’s never been an All-Star, he’s never won an NHL award, but with another big night Nicklas Backstrom is making a case for why he is one of the NHL’s best.
Instant analysis of the Capitals’ 5-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets Thursday night at Verizon Center:
The Capitals and Penguins got chippy on Tuesday night several times, including once after Sidney Crosby pushed Braden Holtby when the Caps' goalie was turned around.