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Nicklas Backstrom scored the game-winning goal in overtime against the Colorado Avalanche on Nov. 16 to record his fifth goal of the season and his first goal in overtime. Backstrom has scored eight career overtime goals, tied with former defenseman Mike Green for the second most all-time in franchise history (Alex Ovechkin, 22). Backstrom, who has recorded nine points (3g, 6a) in his last eight games, leads the Capitals in assists this season (17) and is tied for fifth in the NHL. The Capitals are 8-2-2 this season when Backstrom records an assist. Backstrom has registered 821 points (214g, 607a) in 834 career games and ranks first in franchise history in assists, third in points and sixth in games played. Backstrom was drafted by Washington in the first round, fourth overall, in the 2006 NHL Draft. He became the first player from the 2006 Draft class to reach the 600-assist plateau and also ranks first among players drafted in 2006 in points. In addition, he ranks first in multi-assist games since he entered the League (141), first in games with at least three-assists (40) and four-assist games (11).

Schedule & Availability

Today

10:30 a.m.: Practice, Bell Centre

Monday, Nov. 19

11 a.m.: Morning skate, Bell Centre

7:30 p.m.: Washington at Montreal Canadiens, Bell Centre

TV: NBCSW
Audio: FAN 106.7 FM, Caps Radio 24/7, Caps Mobile App, WashingtonCaps.com

Tuesday, Nov. 20

Day off

Wednesday, Nov. 21

10:30 a.m.: Morning Skate, MedStar Capitals Iceplex

7 p.m.: Washington vs. Chicago Blackhawks, Capital One Arena

TV: NBCSW
Audio: FAN 106.7 FM, Caps Radio 24/7, Caps Mobile App, WashingtonCaps.com

Capitals Clips

November 18, 2018

Must Read/See/Hear Material

Dump 'n Chase: POSTGAME NOTEBOOK: Caps 3, Avs 2 (OT) / Caps Get Out of Denver With 3-2 OT Win
Washington Post: Lars Eller stepping into more responsibility again with Capitals hit by injuries / Pheonix Copley impresses again and Nicklas Backstrom lifts Capitals in OT
NBC Sports Washington: Despite all the challenges of the early season, Reirden's promotion still a 'dream come true' / The Caps showed flashes of their mentality with shorthanded win in Colorado / 5 reasons the Caps beat the Avalanche / Tom Wilson does the little things in Capitals' 3-2 overtime win at Colorado / How Todd Reirden saved the game in Colorado by calling a coach's challenge he knew he would lose
NHL.com: Washington Dream Team - Ovechkin and Backstrom / Backstrom, Capitals defeat Avalanche in overtime / 2018-19 NHL alternate jerseys (Washington Capitals mentioned)
AP: Backstrom's OT goal lifts Capitals past Avalanche / Backstrom's OT goal lifts Capitals past Avalanche 3-2
Denver Post: Avalanche give further reason for cautious optimism, but fall to defending champion Capitals in overtime
Sportsnet: 3 things we learned in the NHL: Jets' Connor heating up (Nicklas Backstrom mentioned) / Oshie, Kuznetsov, Holtby to miss Capitals' game vs. Avalanche
WNST: Backstrom's OT Tally Propels the Caps Over Colorado

Yahoo Sports: NHL Evening Skate (Washington Capitals mentioned)

TV/Audio Clips:


Washington Capitals: Caps Postgame Locker Room | 11/16 / Todd Reirden Postgame | 11/16
NBC Sports Washington: Reirden overreacts to a call for a reason / Banged up Caps found a way to win in Colorado / Ovechkin Skates with American Special Hockey Association Players / Caps One-Timers: Worst Tape Job

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