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NHL: Washington 5, Philadelphia 4 (SO)

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Nicklas Backstrom notched the game-winner in a shootout Sunday, capping a determined rally that carried the Washington Capitals over Philadelphia 5-4.

NHL: Florida 3, Washington 2 (SO)

SUNRISE, Fla., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Tomas Kopecky ended a 10-round shootout Friday by beating Philipp Grubauer to give Florida a 3-2 victory over Washington.

NHL: Washington 6, Tampa Bay 5 (SO)

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Alex Ovechkin netted four goals, including the equalizer in the last minute of regulation, and Washington won a shootout to best Tampa Bay 6-5 Tuesday.

NHL: Washington 3, New York Islanders 2 (OT)

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Alex Ovechkin scored 2:04 into overtime Saturday, capping a rally that sent the Washington Capitals over the New York Islanders 3-2.

NHL: Toronto 2, Washington 1 (SO)

TORONTO, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- James Reimer made 49 saves and added two more stops during a shootout Saturday, carrying the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 2-1 win over Washington.

NHL: Washington 4, St. Louis 1

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Alex Ovechkin scored his 16th and 17th goals in the first period Sunday and the Washington Capitals went on to a 4-1 victory over St. Louis.

NHL: Washington 4, Detroit 3 (SO)

DETROIT, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- A goal in the third round of the shootout by Nicklas Backstrom Friday gave Washington a 4-3 triumph over Detroit.

NHL: Washington 3, Minnesota 2 (SO)

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Nicklas Backstrom produced the only shootout goal Thursday to bring Washington a 3-2 victory over Minnesota.

NHL: Washington 6, New York Islanders 2

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Alex Ovechkin returned from a two-game injury absence with a pair of goals Tuesday, propelling the Washington Capitals over the New York Islanders 6-2.

NHL: Washington 3, Florida 2 (SO)

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Nicklas Backstrom scored in regulation and added the decisive goal in a shootout Saturday, lifting the Washington Capitals over Florida 3-2.

NHL: Washington 7, Philadelphia 0

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Joel Ward had a hat trick Friday to double his goal total for the season, leading Washington to a 7-0 romp over Philadelphia.

NHL: Washington 4, Edmonton 1

EDMONTON, Alberta, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Alex Ovechkin continued his early season surge Thursday with his 10th goal of the campaign that helped bring Washington a 4-1 win over Edmonton.

NHL: Washington 4, Edmonton 2

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Joel Ward's power-play tally ignited a three-goal outburst in the second period that carried the Washington Capitals over Edmonton 4-2 Monday.

NHL: Washington 5, Calgary 4 (SO)

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Sven Grabovski and Alex Ovechkin scored in the shootout Thursday, finishing off a Washington comeback that gave the Capitals a 5-4 win over Calgary.

NHL: New York Rangers 4, Washington 3

NEW YORK, May 6 (UPI) -- Derek Stepan scored a tiebreaking goal in the third period Monday and the New York Rangers got back into their playoff series with a 4-3 win over Washington.
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Nicklas Backstrom
Members of the Washington Capitals celebrate with Nicklas Backstrom (19) of Sweden after Backstrom scored against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period of game five of the Eastern Conference quarter finals at the Verizon Center in Washington on April 19, 2008. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Lars Nicklas Bäckström (born 23 November 1987) is a Swedish professional ice hockey center and an alternate captain for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Bäckström's father Anders is a known Swedish hockey player who played his whole hockey career for Brynäs IF, totaling 10 seasons for the club. Nicklas' older brother Kristoffer is also a hockey player, but in the second tier of the Swedish league system with Hammarby IF.

Bäckström was a top prospect in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft and was selected fourth overall by the Washington Capitals. With that, he became the fourth-highest drafted Swede, after Mats Sundin (first), Daniel Sedin (second) and Henrik Sedin (third). Victor Hedman was later picked second in 2009.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Nicklas Backstrom."
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