Well that was quick.
Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom were reunited in a surprise move by Barry Trotz before the game. So of course in the first period, Backstrom assisted (secondary) on an Ovechkin goal.
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After being sprung by Alex Chiasson, the Russian machine scored on the breakaway, beating Craig Anderson between the catching glove and pad.
Backstrom gave Ovi a big hug afterwards.
Ovechkin’s goal is his 14th on the season and the 572nd of his career. It gave the Capitals a 2-0 lead going into intermission.