Nicklas Backstrom breaks the scoreless game against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second period. His sixth goal of the season put the Capitals up 1-0.
News and notes as the Capitals [13-10-5, 31 points] prepare to face off against the Tampa Bay Lightning [19-8-3, 41 points] tonight at VerizonCenter [6:30 p.m. pregame, CSN]:
Jason Chimera will be a healthy scratch tonight when the Capitals take on the Tampa Bay Lightning at Verizon Center [6:30 p.m.
We’ll know more once head coach Barry Trotz speaks to the media, but judging from the line rushes at today’s morning skate at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, veteran left winger Jason Chimera is expecte