Nicklas Backstrom Scores Key Goal for Team Sweden

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Team North America stormed out to a quick 2-0 lead, just 1:35 into today’s contest. Team Sweden then dug-in and clawed their way back into the contest.  The Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom closed the gap to 3-2, just before the first period ended.

Backstrom’s key goal, coming with 3:32 left in the first period, restored confidence in Team Sweden, heading into the first intermission. Backstrom’s goal came on a slapshot from the right dot.

 

The Nashville Predator’s Filip Forsberg would be the first to score for Team Sweden, nailing a nasty blast from the slot, making the score 2-1, 8:04 into the contest. The goal was setup by tenacious puck-battling by Backstrom, prior to the breakout. Backstrom would get an assist on the goal.

 

Backstrom spoke with the media following 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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