VID: Dragons Awakening in WAS?
Standard Spin: Nicklas Backstrom has been having a good season regardless of what his superstar teammates have been able to accomplish, but Friday there were signs that the dragons are awakening in Washington. Ovechkin had 2 goals, Semin 2 assists, and Nicklas Backstrom 2 points (1G, 1A) in the Capitals 3-1 win over BUF. Both Semin and Ovechkin each have 7 points in their last 5 games, and Ovechkin is up to 29 points in 36 games on the season. The whole "slump" thing could end in a real hurry - consider that window of opportunity to "buy low" currently closing. (Dec.31)