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Washington Capitals defeat Blues 4-1

Washington Capitals defeat Blues 4-1

Alex Ovechkin scored his 50th goal of the season and added two assists, leading the Washington Capitals to a 4-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday.

Nashville beats Washington Capitals 4-3

Craig Smith scored in the second round of the shootout to lift the Nashville Predators over the Washington Capitals, 4-3, on Sunday.
NHL: Los Angeles 5, Washington 4

NHL: Los Angeles 5, Washington 4

The Los Angeles Kings continued their road success and dominance of the Washington Capitals with a 5-4 shootout win.

NHL: Washington 3, San Jose 2

Nicklas Backstrom buried the game-winner in the third round of the shootout to send the Washington Capitals to a 3-2 win over the San Jose Sharks.

NHL: Los Angeles 2, Washington 1

Marian Gaborik scored the winner in the third round of the shootout as the Los Angeles Kings edged the Washington Capitals, 2-1, on Thursday.

NHL: Washington 4, Vancouver 3

Mike Green tallied the game-winning goal in the third to lift the Washington Capitals over the Vancouver Canucks, 4-3, on Friday.

NHL: Washington 5, Florida 4

SUNRISE, Fla., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Alex Ovechkin notched a go-ahead goal late in the third period Thursday and Washington returned from the Olympic break with a 5-4 victory over Florida.

NHL: Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom likely won't face discipline

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom probably won't be disciplined after a positive doping test at the Winter Olympics, the NHL said Sunday.
Secretary Kerry drops puck at Olympic hockey send-off

Secretary Kerry drops puck at Olympic hockey send-off

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Secretary of State John Kerry honored Olympics-bound hockey players at a Winnipeg Jets and Washington Capitals game at Verizon Center on Thursday.
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Secretary Kerry to drop hockey puck at Olympic send-off in Washington, D.C.

Secretary Kerry to drop hockey puck at Olympic send-off in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Secretary of State John Kerry will participate in an Olympic send-off for eight hockey players on Thursday at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
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NHL: San Jose 2, Washington 1 (SO)

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Antti Niemi made 35 saves and Patrick Marleau scored the only goal in a shootout Tuesday, elevating the San Jose Sharks over Washington 2-1.

NHL: Buffalo 2, Washington 1 (SO)

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Ryan Miller made 28 saves and Cody Hodgson scored the only goal of a shootout Sunday, hoisting the Buffalo Sabres over Washington 2-1.

NHL: Washington 3, Toronto 2

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Nicklas Backstrom and Joel Ward scored third-period goals Friday that rallied Washington to a 3-2 win over Toronto.

NHL: Washington 3, New York Rangers 2

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Eric Fehr scored with 5:09 to go in the third period Friday, bringing Washington a 3-2 decision over the New York Rangers.

NHL: Anaheim 3, Washington 2

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Hampus Lindholm got the decisive goal in the third period Monday, capping a rally that sent the Anaheim Ducks over Washington 3-2.
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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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