Backstrom on tripping penalty
Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom was called for a tripping penalty in the closing seconds of overtime, and that led to Ottawa's power play goal with 19 seconds to play in the Senators' 5-4 victory at Verizon Center.
The Capitals lost their third straight game and second in a row in regulation, and although tonight's game yielded a better effort from the Eastern Conference champions than Sunday's clunker against Calgary, there's the feeling this rut may be coming at exactly the wrong time.
Washington has six games left before the start of the playoffs, and four are against Atlanta and Boston, both teams the Capitals could face in the first round.
Backstrom spent about 20 minutes in a players only area of the locker room riding an exercise bicycle before coming out to address the media. Here's what he had to say:
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