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Nicklas Backstrom

  1. Capitals disagree with, don’t understand Backstrom suspension

    Apr 18, 2012, 2:04 PM EST

    Backstrom

    “We do not understand why a suspension was imposed in this case while other incidents in this series have not been reviewed.”

  2. With Backstrom out for Game 4, Mike Knuble gets a shot to prove himself

    Apr 18, 2012, 11:57 AM EST

    Mike Knuble

    In a scratch-filled season, a cagey veteran will try and make a difference.

  3. It’s official: Nicklas Backstrom suspended for Game 4

    Apr 17, 2012, 10:59 PM EST

    Nicklas Backstrom

    His late cross-check was worse than Dale Hunter thought.

  4. Dale Hunter says the Bruins are targeting Nicklas Backstrom’s head

    Apr 17, 2012, 12:52 PM EST

    Dale Hunter

    Hunter: “It is crossing the line. To grab his head all the time is not the right way to play.”

  5. Report: Backstrom has hearing with Shanahan over cross-check

    Apr 17, 2012, 12:34 PM EST

    Backstrom Crosscheck

    NHL discipline czar is a busy man these days.

  6. Milan Lucic and Karl Alzner don’t seem to care for each other

    Apr 17, 2012, 9:52 AM EST

    Milan Lucic, Brooks Laich

    Lucic: “I don’t even know what to say to show that I’m not a crybaby.”

  7. PHT Morning Skate: Where Don Cherry sticks up for Sidney Crosby

    Apr 17, 2012, 8:01 AM EST

    Don Cherry

    This might be the least stunning development of the postseason. That and more in the Morning Skate.

  8. Peverley on Backstrom: “He tried to cross-check me in the face”

    Apr 16, 2012, 11:39 PM EST

    backstromgetty

    He seemed pretty indifferent about a suspension being necessary, though.

  9. Hunter thinks Backstrom’s cross-check “wasn’t that bad”

    Apr 16, 2012, 11:10 PM EST

    Dale Hunter

    Caps coach doesn’t think it will result in a suspension.

  10. Nicklas Backstrom’s late cross-check could bring suspension

    Apr 16, 2012, 10:56 PM EST

    Nicklas Backstrom

    Mike Vogel reports that a match penalty in the waning moments could mean an automatic review.

  11. Online sports book: Malkin, Crosby playoff MVP favorites

    Apr 10, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

    Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin

    Sid the Kid and Geno top the list.

  12. Zdeno Chara can’t wait to defend Alex Ovechkin

    Apr 10, 2012, 9:57 AM EST

    Zdeno Chara, Alex Ovechkin

    “It’s something that motivates me,” said Chara. “It’s something that . . . I enjoy competing against the best players.”

  13. Series at a glance: Boston-Washington playoff preview

    Apr 8, 2012, 7:30 PM EST

    Tim Thomas, Alexander Semin

    Defending champs vs. unusual upstarts. Where do we sign up?

  14. Playoff matchups: Bruins begin title defense against Capitals

    Apr 7, 2012, 11:02 PM EST

    Washington Capitals v Boston Bruins

    Washington gets a rare chance to be flat-out underdogs in the playoffs.

  15. Capitals can increase pressure on Sabres by beating Lightning Monday

    Apr 2, 2012, 8:45 AM EST

    Nicklas Backstrom

    It’s also worth watching Steven Stamkos, who is four goals away from 60.

  16. Leafs shock Sabres; Capitals earn shootout win

    Mar 31, 2012, 10:09 PM EST

    Nicklas Backstrom

    Washington might also have a chance at the Southeast Division title.

  17. Tough start for Sabres: Thomas Vanek might be injured

    Mar 31, 2012, 8:03 PM EST

    Thomas Vanek

    They’re also down 1-0 to Toronto while Washington leads Montreal through the first period.

  18. Nicklas Backstrom returns to Caps lineup tonight

    Mar 31, 2012, 10:30 AM EST

    Nicklas Backstrom

    He’s been out since early January with a concussion, missing 40 games in all.

  19. Caps goalie Vokoun is “available” to play Thursday

    Mar 28, 2012, 1:57 PM EST

    Tomas Vokoun

    He’d just like to throw it out there.

  20. Nicklas Backstrom to travel with Caps to Boston; return imminent? (Update: Nope)

    Mar 28, 2012, 11:39 AM EST

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    Nashville Predators v Washington Capitals

    It’s just a one-game road trip and the Caps are in desperation mode. Do the math.

  21. Could Washington get Backstrom back this weekend?

    Mar 27, 2012, 4:52 PM EST

    Nashville Predators v Washington Capitals

    Participation in battle drills has fueled speculation.

  22. Backstrom practices with Caps

    Mar 26, 2012, 12:28 PM EST

    Nashville Predators v Washington Capitals

    First time he’s done that since suffering a concussion on Jan 3.

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