Columbus Blue Jackets


Nicklas Backstrom smiled when he was asked if he ever thought the Capitals would be 15 games into the season and Marcus Johansson would be tied with Alex Ovechkin for the team lead with eight goal


News and notes as the Capitals [6-5-3] take on the Columbus Blue Jackets [4-9-1] tonight at Verizon  Center [7 p.m., CSN]:


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