News and notes as the Capitals [6-5-3] take on the Columbus Blue Jackets [4-9-1] tonight at Verizon Center [7 p.m., CSN]:
On Aug. 28, Nicklas Backstrom put behind him six months of speculation when he was awarded a silver medal for his role in Sweden’s success in the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Which Capitals players had the most impressive plays from this past week? Take a look at CSN's weekly countdown of Washington's best.
With names like Jack Johnson, Nathan Horton, Brandon Dubinsky, Sergei Bobrovsky, Mark Letestu and Artem Anisimov out of the lineup, Capitals coach Barry Trotz may have a tough time recognizing any