A big Hockey Mom fist bump to Nick Backstrom who was named one of the NHL's Scotiabank's Stars after his 5 point game last night! This is the third time this season that a Capital has recieved recognition as Backstrom is joined by Brent Johnson and Alex Semin.
The Caps will have to bring the fighting spirit they demonstrated last night as they face some tough Western Conference teams in the week to come. The Anaheim Ducks are 4-5-2 at home and sit at the fifth spot in the competitive Western Conference. The Caps will see a familiar face on the Ducks roster in former Cap (and Hockey Mom fave) Brian Sutherby. The Ducks will be missing one of their big d-men as Francois Beauchemin tore his ACL during a game and will be out of the line up for up to six months. And don't be surprised to see Snoop Dogg in the house as his Ducks have a rare meeting with Ovie and friends - the Snoop loves his hockey:
Let's hope that all of the guys including Fedorov, Morrison and Semin are all back on the bench for this highly-anticipated road trip!