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  1. Caps' Backstrom puts Sochi drama in past

    Scott Burnside

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- Here is something you probably don't know about Nicklas Backstrom. When the Washington Capitals star center returned from the Sochi Olympic Games, having been denied a chance to participate in the gold-medal game between his nati...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  2. NHL -- Minnesota Wild's goaltending situation still murky

    Scott Burnside

    The message delivered by the Minnesota Wild was numbingly familiar as rookie netminder Darcy Kuemper allowed five goals on 24 shots en route to a 5-1 loss to the league-leading St. Louis Blues, writes Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2014
  3. Ramblings: Bad time to tick off your goalie

    Scott Burnside

    Reimer soap opera continues From the moment Game 7 of the opening round of the playoffs ended with Bruins center Patrice Bergeron's overtime winner eliminating the Toronto Maple Leafs, it's clear that the Leafs -- or at least those Leafs wearing sui...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  4. NHL - Taking league's temperature at halfway point

    Scott Burnside

    Scott Burnside offers up his midseason report on the NHL, including teams and players who sputtered out of the gate and some who have stepped up in a big way.

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2014
  5. Ramblings: The year of the goaltender

    Scott Burnside

    Really, Buffalo?: It's been easy to pile on Buffalo GM Darcy Regier for the shipwreck that is the Sabres, although in the wake of the Thomas Vanek trade there has also been a weird kind of damning with faint praise for Regier's ability to return good...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  6. Wild's Backstrom playing waiting game

    Scott Burnside

    ST. PAUL, Minn. -- It's still unknown whether Minnesota Wild netminder Niklas Backstrom has recovered sufficiently from an injury suffered in warm-up before Game 1 of their series against the Chicago Blackhawks to play Sunday in Game 3. Further, i...

    Blog | May 04, 2013
  7. Ovechkin, Caps have it going on again

    Scott Burnside

    Almost exactly two months ago, Feb. 7, the Washington Capitals looked like a team that had hit rock bottom, looked for all the world like a team without a clue and really, if anyone was being honest, like a team without a prayer. On the road that ...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  8. Oates has faith but Caps still need wins

    Scott Burnside

    PITTSBURGH -- Kudos to rookie head coach Adam Oates for holding fast to the silver lining of an otherwise messy season. While the hockey world marvels at the depths to which the Washington Capitals have sunk and the continuing devolution of once-u...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  9. Need to know: Hawks lose, Yakupov scores

    Scott Burnside

    • Finally a blemish, slight at that, on the record of the Chicago Blackhawks. After chasing Minnesota Wild starter Josh Harding in the first period Wednesday night, the Blackhawks could not hold on to a one-goal lead and fell to the Wild 3...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  10. Giroux suspension a good response

    Scott Burnside

    PHILADELPHIA -- A few weeks ago, Brendan Shanahan talked about being in the changing-behavior business, not the punishment business. That was before the first round of the playoffs and the Shea Weber-Raffi Torres-Carl Hagelin-Nicklas Backstrom car...

    Blog | May 07, 2012
  11. Capitals adjusting to coaching change

    Scott Burnside

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- There is perhaps no more curious place in sport than an NHL locker room the day after a coach has been fired. The energy is different ... a little off, a little manic. A group of men who thrive on continuity and routine must now ...

    Blog | November 29, 2011
  12. Stanley Cup playoffs: Lack of scoring weighs on Washington Capita...

    Scott Burnside

    It is the unforgiving nature of the postseason to single out the struggles of a single player as the reason for his team's failures, and Nicklas Backstrom's lack of scoring for the Capitals has been frustrating for all involved.

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2011
  13. Washington Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom to miss game vs. Edmonton ...

    Scott Burnside

    Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom will miss Wednesday night's home game against the Edmonton Oilers with a nagging thumb injury.

    Story | Conversation | March 09, 2011
  14. Don't be so quick to criticize GM Gauthier

    Scott Burnside

    When last we saw Carey Price, the Canadiens netminder was petulantly shooting a puck at celebrating Washington players and trying to hack Nicklas Backstrom from the bench.Now, he's once again the goalie of the future in Montreal.In what may seem...

    Blog | June 17, 2010
  15. Don't be so quick to criticize GM Gauthier

    Scott Burnside

    When last we saw Carey Price, the Canadiens netminder was petulantly shooting a puck at celebrating Washington players and trying to hack Nicklas Backstrom from the bench.Now, he's once again the goalie of the future in Montreal.In what may seem...

    Blog | June 17, 2010
  16. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Washington Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom back on...

    Scott Burnside

    Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom returned to the ice after missing Tuesday's workout with illness and expects to play in the opening game of the playoffs against the Canadiens on Thursday night.

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2010