Now that veteran goaltender Tomas Vokoun is sidelined day-to-day by a lower body injury, the Capitals playoff fate will be decided by a pair of young goaltenders trying to make strong impressions o
Although all indications are that he will return to the lineup for the first time since suffering a concussion on Jan.
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.
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.
Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom met with reporters in the locker room at Kettler Capitals Iceplex Thursday shortly after skating in pads for the third straight day.