Carolina Hurricanes


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):


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.


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.


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