Nicklas Backstrom Records Second Career Hat Trick….on an Assist from Alex Ovechkin

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On a night in which the Capitals lost Tom Wilson and got some spectacular saves from Braden Holtby, it was star center Nicklas Backstrom who stole the show with a four-point night, including his second career hat trick, which came on an assist from none other than his longtime running mate Alex Ovechkin in a 6-3 win over the New Jersey Devils.Coming on the heels of a three-point night that pushed him past Capitals great Peter Bondra for second place on the franchise scoring list, Backstrom followed that up with a 3 + 1 night in D.C. on Friday night. His first tally came nearly four minutes into the opening frame (also on an assist from Ovechkin):

His second marker came with the man-advantage at the 10:57 mark of the third period, on assists from Evgeny Kuznetsov and John Carlson:

His third and final lamp-lighter came with Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid pulled. After trying to set up Backstrom just a few moments earlier, Ovechkin dished the puck across the ice to a waiting Backstrom, who fired the puck past a sliding Taylor Hall to net his third of the night and his second career hat trick, both of which have come against Eastern Conference opponents (the last coming against the Tampa Bay Lightning):

By Michael Fleetwood

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Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. Michael joined the NoVa Caps team in 2015, and is most proud of the growth of the NoVa Caps community in that time. An avid photographer, Michael resides in VA.
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20 Responses to Nicklas Backstrom Records Second Career Hat Trick….on an Assist from Alex Ovechkin

  1. Diane Doyle says:

    I could have sworn they said it was Backstrom’s third hat trick but I’d have to look it up to make sure

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