NHL: Washington 5, Tampa Bay 2

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Alex Ovechkin had a goal and assisted on three others Friday in leading the Washington Capitals to a 5-2 victory over Tampa Bay.

NHL: Montreal 3, Washington 2 (SO)

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Brian Gionta got the only goal of a shootout and scored twice in regulation Tuesday, powering the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-2 victory over Washington.

NHL: Washington 4, Toronto 1

TORONTO, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Alex Ovechkin scored three goals and Braden Holtby stopped 35 shots Saturday in the Washington Capitals' 4-1 decision over Toronto.

NHL: Washington 4, St. Louis 1

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Semyon Varlamov allowed a lone goal late in the second period Wednesday and the Washington Capitals ended a drought in St. Louis with a 4-1 win over the Blues.

NHL: Washington 3, Carolina 2

RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Brooks Laich's power-play goal snapped a tie with 7:53 remaining Wednesday, giving Washington a 3-2 win over Carolina.

NHL: Washington 3, Carolina 0

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Michal Neuvirth made 29 saves Wednesday in recording the first shutout of his career in Washington's 3-0 victory over Carolina.

NHL: Washington 2, N.Y. Islanders 1

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Nicklas Backstrom scored on the power play with 3:39 left in regulation Wednesday, lifting Washington to a 2-1 win over the New York Islanders.

Capitals sign Backstrom to 10-year deal

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom has signed a 10-year contract, the team said Monday.

NHL: Washington 6, Montreal 5 (OT)

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- Nicklas Backstrom's goal 31 seconds into overtime gave Washington a 6-5 win over Montreal Saturday, tying their Eastern Conference quarterfinals series at 1-1.
Crosby takes NHL weekly honor

Crosby takes NHL weekly honor

NEW YORK, April 12 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh center Sidney Crosby piled up 15 points in the final week of the season and was selected the NHL's No. 1 star of the week.

NHL: Washington 5, Atlanta 2

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- Alex Ovechkin scored twice Friday and took the NHL points lead in boosting Washington to a 5-2 win over Atlanta.

NHL: Ottawa 5, Washington 4 (OT)

WASHINGTON, March 30 (UPI) -- Alex Kovalev connected on a power-play goal with 18.9 seconds left in overtime Tuesday to give the Ottawa Senators a 5-4 win over Washington.

NHL: Washington 7, Florida 3

SUNRISE, Fla., March 16 (UPI) -- Brooks Laich struck for a pair of goals and an assist Tuesday to boost the Washington Capitals to a 7-3 rout of Florida.

NHL: Minnesota 4, St. Louis 2

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 14 (UPI) -- Mikko Koivu scored a goal and added two assists Sunday, lifting the Minnesota Wild to a 4-2 triumph over St. Louis.

NHL: Washington 4, Chicago 3 (OT)

CHICAGO, March 14 (UPI) -- Nicklas Backstrom scored twice, including the game-winner 3:10 into overtime, to rally the Washington Capitals to a 4-3 victory Sunday over Chicago.
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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)

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.

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