Nicklas Backstrom


Analysis of the Capitals’ come-from-behind 4-3 shootout victory over the New York Islanders Saturday at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y.:


After going down, 1-0 to the Islanders, the Capitals showed some grit and came back with three nice goals from Evgeny Kuznetsov, Nicklas Backstrom and Joel Ward.


The sun rose on Wednesday, evidence that despite Tuesday night’s demoralizing 5-0 loss to the Dallas Stars there is still a glimmer of hope for your 2013-14 Washington Capitals.


News and notes as the Capitals [34-28-13, 81 points] take on the equally desperate Dallas Stars [36-27-11, 83 points] tonight at Verizon  Center [7 p.m., CSN]: