Nicklas Backstrom


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 as the Capitals prepare to face the Vancouver Canucks Friday night at Verizon Center:


Was Nicklas Backstrom’ first-period non-goal against the Flyers really a goal?

Did the NHL war room get it right?


Just when the Capitals thought they had a healthy roster ready for the playoff stretch comes the news that second-line center Mikhail Grabovski could go back on the injured list with a left ankle