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.
Shortly after being hired as head coach of the Capitals, Barry Trotz began watching game tapes of the way his new team played in the final 35 games of last season.