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  1. Photos: Caps in Purple JerseysRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Capitals Outsider

    ... during the game with the proceeds donated to charity. Here are more of our photos. There's a great one of Nicklas Backstrom at the end. The jerseys were not washed before being auctioned off, and according to those handling them, they didn't smell ...

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  2. Capitals turn over an old leafRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Washington Post

    ... goalie interference. On the bench, Detroit Coach Mike Babcock screamed at the call while Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom chatted with officials and offered a wry smile. Replays later showed Holtby had fallen over himself while returning to the ...

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  3. Capitals-Wings: Game 9 discussion threadRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 29 | The Washington Post

    Wednesday night, Washington Capitals return home for a primetime NBC matchup with Detroit , one of six at Verizon Center over their next eight, following a topsy-turvy western Canadian road trip that saw arguably their most complete victory of the season in Calgary and then a dud in Vancouver. Once again, Coach Barry Trotz rejiggered his line combinations, separating Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, promoting Andre Burakovsky to top-line center and quite possibly positioning Tom Wilson for his NHL season debut.

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  4. Ovechkin looks to break four-game scoreless streakRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 29 | The Washington Post

    ... said. The most recent line tweaks from Coach Barry Trotz had separated Ovechkin and longtime center Nicklas Backstrom , so in stepped Burakovsky to help avoid history. Stuck in the fifth four-game pointless streak of his career, Ovechkin has never ...

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  5. Andre Burakovsky promoted to Capsa top lineRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 29 | The Washington Post

    ... across the street from the practice facility. This week, Burakovsky planned to move in with fellow Swede Nicklas Backstrom, the skater with whom he traded spots on the top line. "He's a very smart player," Backstrom said. "He can control the puck ...

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  6. Ward scores twice, Capitals down FlamesRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 28 | Sports Network

    Nicklas Backstrom also lit the lamp and Braden Holtby made 20 saves for the Capitals, who have won three of their last four games.

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  7. 5 Stats That Should Make the Washington Capitals Worried Moving ForwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 28 | BleacherReport

    ... that should make the Capitals and their fans worry going forward. Despite boasting a world-class pivot in Nicklas Backstrom and what appears to be a formidable group of forwards down the middle, draws continue to be an area of concern for the Caps. ...

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  8. Barry Trotz shuffles Capitals' top line ahead of Red Wings visitRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 28 | Washington Times

    ... need a little more consistency on our top six, game in and game out." As a byproduct of Tuesday's shift, Nicklas Backstrom, who has long been Ovechkin's sidekick, was bumped down to the second line. The two have been linemates for much of their ...

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  9. Tom Wilson rejoins Capitals after brief Hershey stintRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 28 | Washington Times

    ... said Tuesday that when he first took the job, he envisioned Wilson playing alongside Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom on the team's top line. "My vision for [ Wilson ] is to be a top-six forward with a bite," Trotz said. " Tom Wilson , I think ...

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  10. Wilson ready to ease back inRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 28 | The Washington Post

    ... his fibula falling in Ontario, the new bench boss envisioned Wilson skating beside Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom on the top line. Listed at 6 feet 4, 210 pounds, Wilson could offer "a bite" beside the Capitals stars, as Trotz called it, ...

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  11. Detroit Red Wings Look Ahead: Going as Champions for HalloweenRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 27 | Winging It In Motown

    ... the Red Wings do through eight games. For the Capitals, it's the usual suspects with Alexander Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom , and Mike Green putting numbers on the board. Braden Holtby has held down the crease pretty well too. Beware the new face in ...

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  12. Notes: Ovechkin a doing all the right thingsaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 26 | The Washington Post

    ... Ovechkin's longest streak since three road games in Jan. 2012. "You want to play a 60-minute game," center Nicklas Backstrom said before Saturday's game. "I think we should be able to make more than two chances. It's not just him with shots. It's ...

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  13. Capitals defeat Flames 3-1Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 26 | Examiner.com

    ... with a game winning goal by Ward, and then 41 seconds into the third period with an insurance goal by Nicklas Backstrom. On Backstrom's goal which made the score 3-1, a Capitals player that is very familiar to Calgary sports fans notched an assist. ...

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  14. Preview: Caps End Road Trip in VancouverRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 25 | Capitals Outsider

    The Washington Capitals defeated the Calgary Flames Saturday night to avoid losing two games in a row to start off their Canadian road trip. The two goal scorers in this one for the Caps were Joel Ward who had two, his first coming on the power play and Nicklas Backstrom .

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  15. Capitals bounce back in CalgaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 25 | The Washington Post

    ... the boards to celebrate once the final buzzer rang. Alzner helped seal the victory, springing center Nicklas Backstrom into open ice with a pinhole pass less than one minute into the final period. Anger reigned after that, with three roughings, two ...

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  16. Caps Try to Avoid Second Straight LossRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 25 | Capitals Outsider

    ... by a score of 3-2. The goals for the Capitals came from John Carlson and Mike Green. On Carlson's goal, Nicklas Backstrom provided the assist for his 500th point. Assisting on Green's goal, rookie Andre Burakovsky continued his fast start. In this ...

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  17. Caps looking to get Ovechkin more looksRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 25 | The Washington Post

    ... to be simple and play a simple game." With Eric Fehr returning to the top line beside Ovechkin and center Nicklas Backstrom, the trio has talked about helping Ovechkin, forever a volume shooter capable of launching pucks at all manner of angles, ...

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  18. Burakovsky excelling, but knows greater challenges to comeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 25 | The Washington Post

    Andre Burakovsky strode confidently down the hallways of Rexall Place, past the reporters clustered around Coach Barry Trotz, and opened the door to what he assumed would be the visiting lockers. Instead, it was an administrator's room, and Burakovsky had no time to apologize to General Manager Brian MacLellan before scurrying away, quite possibly the only moment since arriving in the NHL when the 19-year-old rookie appeared to not belong.

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  19. Saturday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Flames Game DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 25 | Japers' Rink

    ... middle. [ Pressbox DC ] There have been some pretty high-scoring Swedes in the NHL over the years... could Nicklas Backstrom become the highest-scoring Swede of all time? [ THN ] Projecting the roles of some of the youngsters on the team, avoiding ...

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  20. Backstrom gets 500th point in 501st game.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 23 | The Washington Post

    Nicklas Backstrom waited along the right half-wall, the spot where he had learned to be most patient, because who better to conduct the Washington Capitals' explosive power play than the center who desired no spotlight? His blade bounced over the puck. Once, twice, three times, a calming influence for his teammates, torturous for the Edmonton Oilers penalty killers, who just like everyone else in the NHL, were forced to wait while Backstrom selected the vial of poison.

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