Nicklas Backstrom

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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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The Capitals’ extended family grew by one early Tuesday when Nicklas Backstrom’s girlfriend, Liza Berg, gave birth to a baby girl, two days past the expected due date.

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Instant Analysis of the Capitals’ 4-1 preseason win over the Nashville Predators Wednesday night in front of a sparse crowd at Verizon Center:

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Before the Capitals embarked on their make-or-break four-game road trip at the start of last week, we noted a lot was at stake – not only for this season, but shaping the Caps’ roster in the new s

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Sudden thoughts and second thoughts as the Capitals enjoy a complete day off following a weekend split against the Bruins [4-1 loss] and Sabres [5-3 win]:

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