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

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About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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