On a night where you didn’t notice Alex Ovechkin or Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom stepped up to lead the Capitals over the Flames on Saturday night. Oh yeah, there was also that Joel Ward character.
While Ovechkin didn’t register on the scoresheet, Ward scored twice, including the game-winner, and Braden Holtby made 20 saves to lift the Capitals to a 3-1 victory against the Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome.
The key to the game was that Karri Ramo let in a couple softies from wrist-shots from just inside the blue line. There was no traffic in front of the net either time.