It looks like a one-game punishment for Nicklas Backstrom will turn into a one-game opportunity for Mathieu Perreault and Mike Knuble.
BOSTON Braden Holtby needed to be perfect, and on Thursday night he was one shot short of perfection.
It must be playoff time.
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.
As the Capitals prepared for their biggest game of the season Tuesday night against the Buffalo Sabres, more encouraging news came out of the trainers room.