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]:
The leaves are turning and there’s a chill in the air. That can only mean one thing, hockey season is back!
As part of our summer series previewing the 2014-15 NHL season, CSNwashington.com is analyzing all 30 NHL teams, division by division.