Backstrom ended a 21-game goal drought and had two assists, and Washington's top-line trio of Backstrom, Alex Ovechkin and Tom Wilson combined for 11 points in a 6-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks. He has played five games at Washington, four at Capital One Arena and one at Nationals Park.
Game highlights: Frederik Andersen stopped 47 shots through regulation and overtime, and three more in the shootout as the host Maple Leafs beat the Flames 2-1. The run kicked off when Washington used a picture-perfect, tic-tac-toe passing play to set up its first goal at the 11:54 mark, with Wilson and Ovechkin assisting on Backstrom's fourth goal of the year and his first tally since October 14. The spurt spelled the end of Forsberg's night.More news: Rupert Murdoch's $30M Bel-Air vineyard is a fireball right now
"Yea, they better", Backstrom joked when told of Ovechkin's remark. The Capitals top-line contributed seven points on the three goals. "Great way to get it started and we kept rolling". Wilson had his first four-point game, and Ovechkin also extended his goals streak to three games.
Wilson and Ovechkin soon scored to make it 3-0.More news: Arshi wants to be captain
The Capitals look for their sixth win in their last seven tries as they welcome the Hawks to town in what looks like an exciting game on paper but both teams have had issues with consistency this season and both could treat us to a let down. Though the two have complemented each other for more than a decade in Washington, Trotz started the season with them on separate lines. "You can be misled by the shot (total) or maybe it looked like we had some looks there".More news: Care spending growth slowed considerably in 2016
Washington has won seven of its last eight against the Blackhawks. Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said there was a "likelihood" that G Corey Crawford would return to the lineup Sunday against Arizona. Oshie, missing his first game with an undisclosed upper-body injury suffered Monday against the San Jose Sharks. Chicago D Michal Kempny, C Tanner Kero and D Jordan Oesterle were healthy scratches for the 10th straight game.
- Prince George Had The Tiniest, Cutest Part In His School's Nativity Play
- Jeffrey Tambor may not leave Transparent after all
- Eating Cheese Every Day Might Actually Be Good for You
- Dwayne Johnson's 'Relentless' Response to Hollywood Walk of Fame Induction
- Clerk who withheld same-sex licenses freed
- Strong winds expected in some counties as Storm Caroline impacts Ireland
- PUBG On Xbox One Will Receive These Exclusive Cosmetic Packs
- H&R Block, Inc. (HRB) Can't Be More Safe. Trades Significantly Higher
- Birth control may be putting women at risk for breast cancer
- Da Vinci Painting worth $450 Million is heading to Louvre Abu Dhabi