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Nicklas Backstrom

Capitals send Blue Jackets to 9th straight loss

Capitals send Blue Jackets to 9th straight loss

Johansson continues roll for Washington in win over Columbus It should come as no surprise that left wing Alex Ovechkin leads the Washington Capitals with eight goals. But after left wing Marcus Johansson finished last season with eight goals in 80 games, could anyone have predicted Johansson would share the team lead with Ovechkin? "I would not believe it," Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom said. "But I'm glad it's happened." Ovechkin and Johansson each scored a pair of goals, and Backstrom and rookie center Andre Burakovsky each added a pair of assists to lead the Capitals to a 4-2 NHL win over the slumping Columbus Blue Jackets Tuesday night at the...