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Dec 17, 2014
Rotoworld
Nicklas Backstrom had an assist in a 2-1 shootout loss to Florida on Tuesday.
CSN Washington Dec 17, 2014

Capitals top 5 plays of the week: Backstrom goes off

Here are the five best plays made by the Capitals over the last week, including Nicklas Backstrom's hat trick against Tampa.
Rotoworld Dec 17, 2014

Nicklas Backstrom collects an assist Tuesday - Nicklas Backstrom (C) Washington Capitals

Nicklas Backstrom had an assist in a 2-1 shootout loss to Florida on Tuesday.
CSN Washington Dec 14, 2014

Second thoughts on suddenly hot Capitals

Nicklas Backstrom waited a long time record his first regular season hat trick. It only seemed natural.
CSN Washington Dec 13, 2014

Backstrom wakes up grumpy, goes to bed happy

The Caps needed a big effort to beat the Lightning. Nicklas Backstrom gave it to them.
CSN Washington Dec 13, 2014

Trotz on Backstrom: 'He's a complete player'

Coach Barry Trotz has high praise for Nicklas Backstrom after his career night.
Washington Post Dec 13, 2014

Nicklas Backstrom’s hat trick leads Capitals to 4-2 win over Tampa Bay Lightning

Here came the hats, fluttering onto the ice, confetti for the soft-spoken center who barely cracked a smile as the celebration roared. Verizon Center pulsed Saturday night as hard as it has at any point during this Washington Capitals season. Workers shoveled the hats into garbage bins. And near center-ice, the Capitals mobbed and hugged Nicklas Backstrom, for whom one muted fist pump felt like enough.Read full article >>
Japers' Rink Dec 13, 2014

Capitals vs. Lighnting Recap: Backstrom's Hat Trick Wins It for Washington

Nicklas Backstrom's natural hat trick leads Washington to a 4 to 2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning at home. [GameCenter - Ice Tracker - Game Summary - Event Summary - Shot Report - Faceoff Summary - Play-by-Play - Home TOI - Visitor TOI - Advanced Stats at: war-on-ice, hockeystats, Natural Stat Trick] The Capitals entered Saturday night's contest coming off the heels of a disappointing 3 to 2 overtime loss to their division rivals the Columbus Blue Jackets. They would rebound however, thanks to Nicklas Backstrom's masterful performance on home ice. Backstrom scored his first regular...
CSN Washington Dec 13, 2014

Backstrom's career night leads Caps over Lightning

Nicklas Backstrom has a huge night as the Capitals beat the lightning for the second time in a week.
CSN Washington Dec 13, 2014

Backstrom gets a hat trick against the Lightning

Nicklas Backstrom gets his first career hat trick in the regular season after his three goal performance against Tampa.
Japers' Rink Dec 13, 2014

Capitals vs. Lightning QuickCap: Backstrom's Hat Trick Wins It

Nicklas Backstrom's natural hat trick wins the game for Washington 4 to 2 over the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning. [GameCenter - Ice Tracker - Game Summary - Event Summary - Shot Report - Faceoff Summary - Play-by-Play - Home TOI - Visitor TOI - Advanced Stats at: war-on-ice, hockeystats, Natural Stat Trick and more via Nice Time On Ice Nicklas Backstrom would shine brightest tonight against the Lightning by recording his first career regular season hat trick on home ice in front of 18,000 adoring fans. Backstrom's third would be the one to win it for Washington as they run over the Atlantic...
CSN Washington Dec 13, 2014

Backstrom, Caps strike first

Nicklas Backstrom breaks the scoreless game against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second period. His sixth goal of the season put the Capitals up 1-0.

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