Washington Capitals center and Swedish Olympian Nicklas Backstrom failed a doping test in Sochi and didn’t play in the gold medal game against Canada Sunday, the Associated Press reports.
Maybe Capitals coach Adam Oates’ job is even in jeopardy after five straight defeats and nine in the last 11 games.
Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and an assist, and Eric Fehr scored the tiebreaking goal with 5:09 left to lift the Washington Capitals over the New York Rangers 3-2 Friday night.
The New York Islanders were close to ending their five-game losing streak. But Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals found a win to get their second win in two days.
PGA Tour rookie David Lingmerth shares something in common with Capitals fans. Along with blowing a chance to tie Tiger Woods at TPC Sawgrass Sunday, he suffered through the Capitals “painful” Game Seven loss to the Rangers on Monday, because he’s a Caps fan apparently.
The Washington Capitals have now endured six consecutive Stanley Cup playoff appearances resulting in failure to get past the second round, three of which ended in failure to escape the first round, and as 106.7 The Fan’s Caps beat reporter Sky Kerstein said, “something needs to change.”
It’s not all going smoothly, but as long as Ovechkin, Backstrom and Green are going strong, the Caps are on course to win their fifth Southeast title in six years.
Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom says he doesn’t have a concussion and is ready for the start of the truncated NHL season.
Dale Hunter won’t be back with the Capitals next season as the players spoke about losing their head coach and where the team will go from here.
The Washington Capitals season came to a close Saturday night at Madison Square Garden thanks to Brad Richards, Michael Del Zotto and the New York Rangers who advanced to the Eastern Conference finals with a 2-1 victory in Game 7.