Nicklas Backstrom

Nicklas Backstrom #19 of the Washington Capitals celebrates with his teamates after scoring a goal as Mike Sislo #32 of the New Jersey Devils looks on during their game at the Prudential Center on December 20, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Holtby, Backstrom Lead Capitals Past Devils

Speed, strength, talent and depth. The Washington Capitals had it all against the New Jersey Devils and it showed.


SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 15: Nicklas Backstrom. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

Report: Caps Center Backstrom Fails Drug Test in Sochi For Allergy Meds

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.


Adam Oates and the Washington Capitals are in serious trouble. (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Caps Skid Accelerating Fast

Maybe Capitals coach Adam Oates’ job is even in jeopardy after five straight defeats and nine in the last 11 games.


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Capitals Rally Past Rangers 3-2

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.


UNIONDALE, NY - NOVEMBER 30: (L-R) Alex Ovechkin #8, John Carlson #74, Karl Alzner #27 and Mikhail Grabovski #84 of the Washington Capitals celebrate Ovechkin's goal at 2:07 of overtime  against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 30, 2013 in Uniondale, New York.  The Capitals defeated the Islanders 3-2. (Photo credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Caps Sink Islanders, 3-2 In OT

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.


David Lingmerth of Sweden reacts after pitching from the bunker on the 16th hole during the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship at THE PLAYERS Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 12, 2013 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Credit: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Pro Golfer David Lingmerth Distraught Over Caps Loss: ‘Couldn’t Watch The End Of It’

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.


WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 13: Taylor Pyatt #14 of the New York Rangers celebrates with Derek Dorsett #15 after scoring in the second period against the Washington Capitals in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Verizon Center on May 13, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Credit: Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

After Six Years of Playoff Failure ‘Something Needs to Change’

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.”


(L-R) Mike Green #52, Alex Ovechkin #8 and Nicklas Backstrom #19. (Photo credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Familiar Trio Has Caps On Course for 5th Southeast Title in 6 Years

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.


Nicklas Backstrom

Caps’ Backstrom: No Concussion, Ready to Go

Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom says he doesn’t have a concussion and is ready for the start of the truncated NHL season.


Washington Capitals v Pittsburgh Penguins

Hunter Won’t Be Back As Caps Break Down The 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.

106.7 The Fan–05/14/2012