One month ago Mike Knuble saw the writing on the wall. His 15-year NHL career would end as a healthy scratch on a team that barely clawed its way into the playoffs.
Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom knows exactly how the New York Rangers are feeling right about now.
He is 22 years old and playing in the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time in his career.
This may seem hard to believe, but when the Capitals visit the New York Rangers Saturday night for the seventh and decisive game of the Eastern Conference Semifinals 7:30, NBC Sports Network, it wi