8 things to know about the Capitals
4. Nicklas Backstrom is a wild card
Speaking of not knowing what to expect, Backstrom is an unknown for the Capitals. A playmaker in the mold of David Krejci, Backstrom missed 40 games with a concussion. Backstrom returned to the ice a couple of weeks ago, and it's unknown just how effective he can be against the Bruins. If he's anything like himself, he could be the Capitals' best player.