Throughout the coming weeks, CSNWashington.com Capitals Insider Chuck Gormley will evaluate the 2014-15 performance of each player on the Caps roster.
Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom underwent successful arthroscopic hip surgery on Wednesday, a team spokesman confirmed.
In his eight seasons in Washington, Nicklas Backstrom has endured his share of playoff heartbreaks, each feeling a little different than the one before.
If the Capitals hope to keep the core of their roster intact, some of their pending restricted free agents, namely goaltender Braden Holtby, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Marcus Johansson, may need to take
When the Capitals win without Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom contributing offensively, they are viewed as a well-balanced team capable of going the distance.