The Washington Capitals got a big win over the Chicago Blackhawks that they needed with nine games remaining. The final score was 6-1 and many players up and down the lineup contributed to the win.
But this is an article about the top three studs so we have to narrow this down to pick the three best players that rose to the occasion. It sets up a big matchup tomorrow night against the Pittsburgh Penguins on the road.
Whether the Caps make the playoffs or not, a win over the Penguins on Saturday could boost their morale especially with the game on national TV with not many Ovi vs. Sid games left.
#3 Nicklas Backstrom
Nicklas Backstrom had a power play goal in the second period at 8:12 that was assisted by Dylan Strome and John Carlson for his sixth goal of the season. HIs six goals tie last seasons mark and it took him 17 less games this year.
Backstrom has recorded four points in his last five games with two goals and two assists. His goal put the Caps up 4-0. Dylan Strome recorded the primary assist which was his 37th assist of the season, tying his single season career high. Welcome back.