According to a Tweet from Washington Post hockey writer Tarik El-Bashir, Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom is questionable for Game 1 against the Montreal Canadiens Thursday (7 p.m. ET, VERSUS, TSN) because of an illness.
Caps coach Bruce Boudreau also said there "is no short leash" on goalie Jose Theodore. "He's the guys we're going to go with and see how he goes."
I'm here to develop a winning culture and a winning team. There is a bright future ahead of this team. A lot of young, great hockey players here and on the way … a fan base that's passionate about the game of hockey.
— Dan Bylsma after being introduced as new coach of the Buffalo Sabres