Calgary Flames


Now that center Nicklas Backstrom has returned to the lineup after nearly five months of rehab from hip surgery, the Capitals find themselves with more healthy forwards than they need.


A year ago, the Capitals were 2-0-2 with six points after their first four games under new coach Barry Trotz.


Jay Beagle turned 30 years old on Friday and celebrated by eating a cannoli.


To get you ready for the 2015-16 season, we will be previewing all 30 NHL in 30 days, division by division. Check the bottom of the page for a schedule of each preview.