Nicklas Backstrom

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WASHINGTON-–Instant analysis of the Capitals’ 3-2 shootout win over the Minnesota Wild Thursday night at Verizon Center:

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Thanks to a dominant 4-for-6 night on the power play and a perfect 5-for-5 performance on the penalty kill, the Capitals woke up Wednesday morning as the NHL’s leaders in both categories.

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Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby raised a few eyebrows on Wednesday when

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How it happened: Joel Ward, Alex Ovechkin and Troy Brouwer scored goals 3:55 apart in the second period to break open a tie game and send the Caps to their second win of the season after thr

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There were no pink balloons floating above Nicklas Backstrom’s locker stall but there were plenty of hugs and handshakes for the 25-year-old Capitals center Wednesday following the birth of his fi

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