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Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19) celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning with left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) ** FILE **

Capitals toughen themselves up as championship window narrows

- The Washington Times

After adding some tough players over the summer, the Washington Capitals enter the 2019-20 season facing a tough reality: Several of their best players are 30 or older, two key cogs are in the last year of their contracts and their window to win a second Stanley Cup won't be open forever.