Nicklas Backstrom

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Happy Friday and welcome to another Penn Quarter Sports Tavern Friday six-pack, where we try to keep it real while answering your Capitals questions. Let’s get to it:

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Sudden thoughts and second thoughts as the Capitals enjoy Thursday night’s 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild and their first three-game win streak since winning four in a row from Feb. 15-21:

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There is a saying in Sweden about no one wanting to be the tallest shaft of wheat in the crop. Nicklas Backstrom has heard it and, like many Swedes, tries to live by it.

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Instant analysis of the Capitals’ 2-0 win over the Boston Bruins Sunday night at Verizon Center:

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With defenseman Mike Green sidelined with an upper body, the Capitals used an emergency call-up on Tuesday, bringing defenseman Nate Schmidt from the Hershey Bears of the AHL.

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