Backstrom, Wilson return as Capitals blank Blue Jackets, 1-0


              Washington Capitals players celebrate defenseman Erik Gustafsson first period goal during an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Terrance Williams)
            
              Washington Capitals right wing Garnet Hathaway (21) checks Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Marcus Bjork during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Terrance Williams)
            
              Columbus Blue Jackets center Liam Foudy (19) competes for the puck against Washington Capitals left wing Conor Sheary during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Terrance Williams)
            
              Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92) competes for the puck against Columbus Blue Jackets center Jack Roslovic (96), defenseman Erik Gudbranson and left wing Patrik Laine (29) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Terrance Williams)
            
              Washington Capitals defenseman Erik Gustafsson (56) in action during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Terrance Williams)
            
              Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) looks on during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Terrance Williams)
            
              Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19) plays during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Terrance Williams)
            
              Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Gavin Bayreuther (15) and Washington Capitals right wing Garnet Hathaway (21) fight during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Terrance Williams)
Backstrom, Wilson return as Capitals blank Blue Jackets, 1-0