If the Capitals are to overcome a four point deficit and somehow clinch a seventh straight playoff berth, they may be forced to do so without their most experienced defenseman.
Capitals defenseman Jack Hillen participated in Friday’s practice alongside defense partner Mike Green, but was not feeling 100 percent afterward and is questionable for Saturday afternoon’s game
A banged up Capitals squad had an intense practice at Kettler in preparation for the Bruins on Saturday.
Backstrom, Laich, and Grabovski all skated.
Short of the NHL awarding them 10 more points for good behavior, the news out of Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Thursday could not have been better.
A huge accidental collision sent Jack Hillen and Alex Ovechking careening to the ice on Tuesday night vs. the Kings. Hillen was sent to the locker room. Watch it here.