Thursday night’s game between the Capitals and Winnipeg Jets had all the markings of a trap game for the home team.
He’s never been an All-Star, he’s never won an NHL award, but with another big night Nicklas Backstrom is making a case for why he is one of the NHL’s best.
News and notes as the Capitals [31-17-10, 72 points] prepare to take on the Winnipeg Jets [30-19-10, 70 points] tonight at Verizon Center [7 p.m., CSN]:
While others may see the Capitals’ top-line right wing as a hole that needs to be filled prior to the March 2 NHL trade deadline, coach Barry Trotz sees it as an opportunity to give opponents diff
The Caps return home on Thursday after a successful four-game road trip to host the Winnipeg Jets, but there will be no reunion with former Cap Mathieu Perreault.