He’s never been an All-Star, he’s never won an NHL award, but with another big night Nicklas Backstrom is making a case for why he is one of the NHL’s best.
Every non-game day, about 15 minutes before practice, Capitals defenseman John Carlson steps onto the ice with assistant coach Todd Reirden and works on some of the finer details of his game.
After coming off back-to-back losses, the Capitals are starting to realize it's time to pick it up.
Capitals coach Barry Trotz is making the effort to reach out to his players to develop better relationships.
More news, notes and anecdotes as the Capitals and Blackhawks prepare to butt helmets in the 2015 Winter Classic: