Nicklas Backstrom Undergoes Career-Risking Surgery

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Washington Capitals winger Nicklas Backstrom underwent hip resurfacing surgery on Friday. His return date is unknown. #Caps center Nicklas Backstrom underwent left hip resurfacing surgery on Friday. The surgery was performed at the ANCA Clinic in Belgium. Backstrom will begin his rehabilitation and lengthy recovery process immediately. — CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) June 18, 2022 Nicklas Backstrom […] READ MORE



Washington Capitals vs Florida Panthers First Round Series Preview

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On the second day of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the first-round series of the Washington Capitals vs Florida Panthers will begin. In theory, there’s a vast gap between these two teams. The Panthers remain a favoured contender to win it all, while the Capitals are a wild-card underdog. Still, the result of this matchup […] READ MORE


Washington Capitals Regular Season Roundup

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At one point this season, the 2022 Washington Capitals looked like a team destined to win its second Stanley Cup in four years; and Alex Ovechkin was the overwhelming leader to take home his fourth Hart Trophy as league MVP. At another point this season, that same Capitals team looked like a team that quite […] READ MORE


NHL Predictions: April 28 with Buffalo Sabres vs Boston Bruins

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Welcome back to another day of NHL Predictions. Each day, Last Word on Hockey takes a look at the games that are happening and gives our predictions for each one, breaking down head-to-head and other factors that may play in. We also have a featured game of the day, which is considered must-watch TV. Today’s […] READ MORE



Seattle Kraken Trade Forward Marcus Johansson to Washington Capitals

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The Seattle Kraken continue to sell during their first-ever NHL Trade Deadline. After multiple deals earlier, including a massive Mark Giordano trade, they have now moved forward Marcus Johansson to the Washington Capitals. Daniel Sprong and draft picks are part of the return. Marcus Johansson Traded Confirmed: Marcus Johansson to the Capitals. Daniel Sprong and […] READ MORE



The Overly Underrated Season of Sidney Crosby

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At the age of 34, Sidney Crosby has had his career often derailed by serious injuries. From the concussions to a nagging wrist injury to core muscle surgery. Through all of this adversity “Sid, the Kid” has managed to keep up with all the young guys in addition to longtime comparison, Alexander Ovechkin.  Since November […] READ MORE