Nearly three weeks after being deprived a chance to play in Sweden’s gold medal game on Feb. 23, Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom learned Friday that he will be awarded a silver medal.
News and notes from today’s morning skate at Kettler as the Capitals [30-27-10, 70 points] face the Vancouver Canucks [30-28-10, points] tonight at Verizon Center [7 p.m., CSN+]:
Welcome to our weekly edition of Penn Quarter Sports Tavern’s 6-Pack of Questions, where we aim to keep it real while answering your most pressing questions regarding the Washington Capitals.
If Braden Holtby is hopping mad about being replaced by Jaroslav Halak as the Capitals’ No. 1 goaltender he’s doing an excellent job of hiding it.