If you believe Capitals coach Dale Hunter, the return of star center Nicklas Backstrom to the Capitals' lineup will need to wait at least a few more days.
Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom cleared the final hurdle in his recovery from a concussion Tuesday when he passed his baseline test with flying colors, according to general manager George McPhee.
Goaltender Braden Holtby will make the biggest start of his career tonight when the Capitals face off against the Buffalo Sabres for sole possession of the eighth and final playoff spot in the East
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.
Capitals coach Dale Hunter acknowledged before Sundays game against the Minnesota Wild that he was looking for a goalie to step up and have a good stretch run.