Olympics End Badly for Caps Leaders
It started with Captain Alex Ovechkin's Russian team not making it to the Olympic medal round, on their home ice, and it ended with Assistant Captain Nicklas Backstrom being kicked out of the gold medal game about 2-hours before faceoff because he took medicine for his allergies. I felt so bad for him when I heard him all choked up in interviews. And, on top of that, Ovie's father had heart surgery because of issues he experienced during Russia's win against Slovakia. They didn't tell Ovie until Team Russia was eliminated. His family means everything to him as any long-time fan of his knows. This does not bode well for the Caps.