Truth be told, Nicklas Backstrom wasn’t planning on going to Columbus for the 2015 NHL All-Star Game anyway.
Where there was once panic there is now calm. Where there was despair, there is now confidence.
Instant analysis of the Capitals’ 3-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings Saturday night at Verizon Center:
An hour before the Red Wings’ game against the Capitals Jimmy Howard was enjoying the news of being selected to play in his second NHL All-Star Game.