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Alex Ovechkin continued his torrid scoring pace and the Caps fired a season-high 50 shots, but still came away with just one point.
Through 24 games, Backstrom has 24 points. Eleven of his team-high 19 assists have come on goals scored by Ovechkin. This, of course, is nothing new for Backstrom. Since he arrived in Washington 2007 Backstrom has averaged a little more than a point a game with the Capitals, piling up 439 points in 437 games.
Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby prides himself in bouncing back from losses. He'll get that chance tonight in Toronto.
Adam Oates was angry with the mistakes made by his veterans in Friday night's 3-2 loss to the Canadiens.
Sidney Crosby has grown accustomed to getting jeered in opposing arenas. He's sure to get an earful tonight.
Mike Green skated without pain on Tuesday, but Capitals coach Adam Oates said his game conditioning is lacking.
After simmering for a few years, the rivalry between Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby could be at a full boil Wednesday night.
Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom are leading the charge for the Capitals, but they're not the only ones.
Alex Ovechkin was on a mission against Jaroslav Halak and the Blues Sunday night. As a result, the Caps are in first place.