Nicklas Backstrom Snipe Helps Team Sweden to 6-3 Win

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Nicklas Backstrom scored on a snipe from the slot to help Team Sweden to a 6-3 win over Team Finland Saturday afternoon. 

Backstrom’s goal was setup by a sweet dish from Filip Forsberg.  Yep, THAT Filip Forsberg (The F’ Word). One has to wonder….what could have been. *Sigh*.

Forsberg would end up with one goal and two assists (3 points) for the game. He would also be named the third star of the game. All of the goal highlights from the game:

 

Team Sweden is now enroute to Virginia. The team will begin practicing at Kettler Capitals Iceplex tomorrow (Sunday) evening, to begin preparing for their game against Team Europe this Wednesday at Verizon Center.

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More photos from the game.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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