Evgeny Kuznetsov


When people from other countries come to North America, they often embrace some bizarre things from their adopted home.


The Capitals (16-5-1, 33 points) have a chance to take the Metro Division lead tonight when they visit the Toronto Maple Leafs (7-10-5, 19 points) at the Air Canada Centre (7 p.m., CSN+).


News and notes as the Capitals look back on Wednesday night’s 5-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets and head to Friday’s 5 p.m. showdown with the Tampa Bay Lightning:


Perhaps more than anyone in Capitals Nation, Nicklas Backstrom knew how much his team needed a guy like Evgeny Kuznetsov.


Post-game an analysis of the Capitals’ 2-1 overtime win over the Detroit Red Wings Wednesday night at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit: