Nicklas Backstrom

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News and notes as the Capitals [33-27-10, 76 points] try to extend their win streak to four games tonight against the Los Angeles Kings [45-16-7, 97 points] at Staples Center:

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Time was ticking down and the Capitals were clinging to a 3-2 lead over the Toronto Maple Leafs Sunday afternoon when right wing Troy Brouwer banked a clearing attempt hard off the boards.

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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.

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