Nicklas Backstrom

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The Capitals (9-3-0, 18 points) will look to keep the Toronto Maple Leafs (2-8-3, 7 points) at the bottom of the NHL standings when they face off tonight at Verizon Center (7 p.m., CSN-plus).

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As of Monday afternoon, the Capitals had scored more goals per game (4.14) than any team in the NHL.

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The Capitals completed their Western Canadian road trip in style as they drilled the Oilers 7-4 in Edmonton. The Caps have now won five of their first six games.

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The Caps and Oilers are in the middle of a high-scoring affair. Watch Nicklas Backstrom give the Caps a 2-1 lead off a power play goal in Edmonton. 

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The Caps sure could have used Nicklas Backstrom on Tuesday against San Jose. With both Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin out, the Caps looked hapless in a 5-0 loss.

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