Instant analysis of the Capitals’ 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning Saturday night at Verizon Center :
Nicklas Backstrom gets his first career hat trick in the regular season after his three goal performance against Tampa.
Nicklas Backstrom breaks the scoreless game against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second period. His sixth goal of the season put the Capitals up 1-0.
Capitals rookie center Andre Burakovsky has been selected to Team Sweden’s preliminary roster for the 2015 World Junior Championships that will take place in Toronto and Montreal from Dec.