BOSTON When his head was healing from a concussion two months ago, Nicklas Backstrom lived by the credo of looking ahead and not back.
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.
Remember Mattias Sjogren, the forward prospect who bolted for Sweden after not making the Capitals opening roster and playing seven weeks with the Hershey Bears?
It must be playoff time.