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Caps Today, 3/7/17

March 7, 2017
Nicklas Backstrom earned two points (1g, 1a) on Monday against Dallas, marking his team-leading 17th multi-point game of the season and 193rd of his career. The Gavle, Sweden, native ranks tied for ninth in the NHL in multi-point games this season. Backstrom scored his 21st goal of the season on Monday, marking his most goals in a season since 2009-10 (33) and the third-most goals he has scored in a season in his career (10 seasons). Backstrom has scored a goal in three of his last four games (2/29-3/6: 3g, 1a) and tallied 20 points in his last 16 games (1/31-3/6: 8g, 12a). In addition, he has tallied a point in 22 of his last 28 games (1/5-3/6: 12g, 25a). Backstrom ranks third in the NHL in assists this season (46) and tied for fifth in points (67).

Media Notes
Karl Alzner joined The Sports Junkies today at 8:40 a.m. on 106.7 The Fan.

Barry Trotz will join The Sports Junkies on Wednesday at 7:20 a.m. on 106.7 The Fan

Jay Beagle will join Cooley and Kevin on Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. on ESPN980.

John Carlson will join Chad Dukes vs. The World on Wednesday at 5 p.m. on 106.7 The Fan.

Must Read/See/Hear Material
Dump n’ Chase: Stars Daze Caps, 4-2
Monumental Sports Network: Barry Trotz Postgame 3/6/17 / Caps Postgame Locker Room 3/6/17
CSN Mid-Atlantic: Referee Told Trotz it was Orpik’s Second Push, Not His First, that Cost Caps in Coach’s Challenge / Seeing Braden Holtby Pulled was the ‘Biggest Disappointment’ for Caps in Monday’s Loss / Why Shore’s First Period Goal was Upheld and Why it is the Wrong Call / Barry Trotz Weighs In On Whether Andre Burakovsky Will Travel With Caps This Week  / Braden Holtby Can Check Another Item Off His To-Do List Tonight Against the Dallas Stars / NHL Power Rankings: Trade Deadline Winners / Pizza Babysitter Meets Ovi (This Time She Knows Who He Is) / T.J. Oshie Gets Emotional After Monday’s Game Against Dallas / Meet Babysitter Who Didn’t Know Who Pizza Guy Ovechkin Was / Week 19: Capitals Plays of the Week
Washington Post: Washington’s record home win streak ends against Dallas, a recurring foil / DC Sports Bog: Teen who told Alexander Ovechkin ‘I don’t do sports’ will be doing sports at Caps game / Capitals Insider: Alex Ovechkin hasn’t scored an even-strength goal in 15 games Stars end Capitals' home win streak
Associated Press: Lehtonen, Stars snap Capitals’ home winning streak at 15
ESPN: Power Rankings: Capitals, Blackhawks and Wild reinforce rosters with key acquisitions
Expressen: Swedish Heritage Night I Verizon Center
Reuters: Lehtonen's 42 saves key Stars' win at Washington
SportsNet: Capitals fans celebrate Swedish Heritage Night by building Ikea furniture
WTOP: There’s no hiding it — the Caps are all in
Caps Radio: Caps Talk for Monday, March 6th
Japers’ Rink: Tuesday Caps Clips