Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom met with reporters in the locker room at Kettler Capitals Iceplex Thursday shortly after skating in pads for the third straight day.
Already without leading scorer Nicklas Backstrom (concussion) and star defenseman Mike Green (sports hernia surgery), the Capitals learned Monday they will be without All-Star left wing Alex Ovechk
Can the NHL really have an All-Star Weekend without Alex Ovechkin taking part in a breakaway challenge?
From Comcast SportsNet
The pleasant memories generated by a four-game Caps win streak were dashed by this visit to California. The Capitals lost momentum in San Jose Saturday and did not regain it in Los Angeles.