Carolina Hurricanes

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News and notes as the Capitals (2-1-0, 4 points) prepare to take on the Carolina Hurricanes (1-3-0, 2 points) tonight at Verizon Center (7 p.m., CSN):

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With Nicklas Backstrom back in lineup for tonight’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes, Capitals coach Barry Trotz could have played musical chairs and put four brand-new forward lines together.

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Once described by Braden Holtby as “the heartbeat of our team,” Nicklas Backstrom confirmed today he will be in the lineup tonight against the Carolina Hurricanes.

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News and notes from the Capitals’ 4-3 preseason loss to the Carolina Hurricanes Wednesday night at PNC Arena in Raleigh:

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