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

    30 min ago | 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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  2. As Capitals start western trip, a bump in the roadRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    ... all night. No one answered. The night started off well enough. Midway through the first period, center Nicklas Backstrom earned his 500th career point in probably the most Nicklas Backstrom way possible, with a quiet assist on the power play, ...

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  3. Oilers hold off CapitalsRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | Sports Network

    ... 2-2. Purcell has four assists this season ... The Capitals had won two in a row coming in ... Washington's Nicklas Backstrom picked up his 500th career point.

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  4. Nicklas Backstrom Picks Up His 500th PointRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Japers' Rink

    Nicklas Backstrom has long been a model of consistency and elite offensive talent. Now in his 8th NHL season - and his 8th with the Capitals - Backstrom has operated at just about a point-per-game pace.

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  5. Kuznetsov settles into his role with CapitalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Washington Post

    ... in five games, including two on the second power-play unit. There, he mirrors the role of top-line center Nicklas Backstrom along the right half-wall, controlling the puck and looking for passing lines. And while Trotz expressed a desire to give his ...

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  6. Caps Go for Third Straight WinRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Capitals Outsider

    ... rookie forward Andre Burakovsky didn't record a point for the first time in five NHL games, and center Nicklas Backstrom didn't get his 500th career point in his 500th NHL game. It was good to see Braden Holtby receive a rest and the team not be ...

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  7. Capitals Score 3 Goals in SO, Beat Panthers 2-1Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 19 | CBS Local

    ... last 11 meetings against their former division rival. Each team scored on its first shootout attempt, and Nicklas Backstrom then put the Capitals ahead 2-1. After Peters stopped Jussi Jokinen, the Capitals turned to Ovechkin. The NHL leader in goals ...

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  8. Capitals vs. Panthers Recap: Skills Provide the Thrills in Caps' 2-1 Shootout WinRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 18 | Japers' Rink

    ... goaltender Al Montoya in his first start of the season, not to mention the fact that Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom was looking for his 500th point in his 500th NHL game, the Caps would have made short work of the Panthers. The Caps stifled the ...

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  9. Postgame: Caps summit shootout mountain vs. FloridaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 18 | The Washington Post

    With the homestand hanging in the balance, the shootout monkey clinging to their backs Saturday night, Capitals Coach Barry Trotz turned to assistant Blaine Forsythe and delegated the responsibility of choosing a third skater. Nicklas Backstrom and Evgeny Kuznetsov, two slick left-handers, had already poked pucks past Florida goaltender Al Montoya and, because Washington's Justin Peters made a single stop, another goal could win it.

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  10. In 500th game, Backstrom looking for 500th pointRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 18 | The Washington Post

    Before training camp began, during those veteran-run, no-coaches-allowed morning skates, Karl Alzner noticed Nicklas Backstrom trying something new. It was a simple toe drag maneuver, nothing fancy, reflective of the muted way Backstrom carried himself on the ice.

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  11. Trotz: Ovechkin a a delight every nightaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | The Washington Post

    ... he made no bones about imposing a culture change . This summer, he preached the all-around game of Nicklas Backstrom, and recently began "pounding that drum" for the center as a Selke Trophy candidate . Now, the megaphone points to Alex Ovechkin, ...

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  12. Friday Caps Clips: A Devilishly Good TimeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | Japers' Rink

    ... to be Alex Ovechkin, which has turned the captain into the dynamic player Trotz knew he could be. [ CSNW ] Nicklas Backstrom picked up his 499th career point in career game #499... but 500 in each category isn't the ultimate prize he has his eye on. ...

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  13. Did You Notice Troy Brouwer Is Wearing Pink Laces?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | Capitals Outsider

    ... He used his stick like a lightsaber, redirecting pucks left and right. Was it the Swedish trifecta - Nicklas Backstrom , Andre Burakovsky , and Marcus Johansson - who scored almost back to back? Was it the team's combined +15 after sixty minutes of ...

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  14. Ovechkin, Holtby help Capitals beat Devils, 6-2Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | WUSA-TV Washington

    Ovechkin, Holtby help Capitals beat Devils, 6-2 The Devils were seeking their first 4-0 start since 1995-96. Check out this story on WUSA9.com: http://on.wusa9.com/1sYHHvV Oct 16, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom celebrates with Capitals right wing Troy Brouwer after scoring a goal against the New Jersey Devils in the third period at Verizon Center.

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  15. Postgame: Caps continue offensive show in blowout winRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | The Washington Post

    ... two closing defenseman. With a one-goal lead and a penalty killed early in the third period, center Nicklas Backstrom redirected Matt Niskanen's slap shot, moving him within one point of 500 for his career. "It's exactly what we need," Backstrom ...

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  16. Andre Burakovsky provides Capitals rookie impactRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | USA Today

    ... some of the great centermen in the league. I know everyone we play he watches. And he's been watching Nicklas Backstrom a lot. He's been a sponge." Tanner Pearson (Los Angeles Kings): He was an essential contributor to the Kings' Stanley Cup ...

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  17. Video: Schneider gets pulled against CapitalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | MSNBC

    Cory Schneider has been pulled early in the third period of Thursday's game between the New Jersey Devils and Washington Capitals. Schneider, the Devils goalie, allowed five goals on 26 shots, with Nicklas Backstrom and Joel Ward scoring in the first four minutes of the third period to give Washington a three-goal lead.

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  18. Johannson sparks Capitals to a routRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | The Washington Post

    ... door battered down as Washington (2-0-2) cruised to its second five-goal effort in as many games. Center Nicklas Backstrom deflected a shot off his knee and past New Jersey goalie Cory Schneider, moving within one point of 500 for his career. Less ...

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  19. Grading the Washington Capitals' Stars Through Opening Games of 2014-15 SeasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 14 | BleacherReport

    ... half of the team's dynamic duo of elite scorers up front - and arguably the team's most complete player - Nicklas Backstrom has to be performing up to par in order for the Caps to meet expectations as a group. Held pointless against Montreal, ...

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  20. Capitals Moments that Mattered: Ovechkin Goal Highlights Even Strength ApproachRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 13 | Japers' Rink

    ... speed. The Bruins overload the neutral zone and stack the blue line, with four defenders all taking away Nicklas Backstrom 's time and space. Backstrom dumps the puck into the corner, and we can see the Caps' forecheck start to take shape: Eric Fehr ...

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