Nicklas Backstrom scored the only goal in a shootout, and the Washington Capitals rallied to beat the Minnesota Wild 3-2 Thursday night for their fourth straight victory. Braden Holtby had 33 saves for the Capitals before blanking the Wild during the shootout.
What would playoff hockey be without the Rangers playing the Capitals?
The University of Minnesota hockey program announced Tuesday that junior Nate Schmidt will forego his senior season with the Gophers and enter the NHL.
Alex Ovechkin said his Washington Capitals needed to “wake up” after a sluggish effort. Their arrival was just the jolt the Minnesota Wild needed.