Photo credit: Charles Krupa

2:56 into the second overtime of Game 2, Marcus Johansson created a turnover in the Bruins’ offensive zone and hit up fellow Swede Nicklas Backstrom with a pass. Backstrom knew what to do with it.

Backy skated the puck to the slot, snapped a shot through Andrew Ference, and beat Tim Thomas over his shoulder. Caps win 2-1!

Video is below the jump.

This was Backstrom’s second career playoff overtime goal — his first came as the capper on a hat trick in a 6-5 win against the Habs on April 17, 2010 (video here) — and his second goal of the season since sitting out 40 games due to a Rene Bourque elbow.

Maybe George McPhee was right when he spoke to the media on February 27th, while Backstrom was still suffering concussion symptoms: “We can make the playoffs with this team. And if he comes back, we can beat anybody in this conference.”

After this huge win, anything’s possible.

The Capitals will now return to DC on Monday and try to take a 2-1 series lead in front of their red-cladded fans. Let’s go Caps!

Photo credit: Charles Krupa

  • I was hoping to see Tim Thomas trip on his way to the locker room again…

  • Cpt Giggles

    Man, they cleared out FAST…. 

  • “How Swede it is” hahaha

  • Duder

    No but you can see him throw a mini-fit in anguish.

  • Andy Wallace

    I love Ward and Chimera’s little celebration with each other

  • I would just like to say my mother and I took a BEATING in Boston tonight. We were 2 of maybe 30 Caps fans wearing sweaters (we met people at dinner that were too scared to Rock The Red,) I have never been more proud of Alex Semin (my voice broke screaming SASHA CARES) and of the defensive unit. 

    PS: Music at TD Garden sucked as expected and according to Bruins fans Ovi has no teeth, Holtby is a rookie and Tim Thomas can do whatever the heck he wants. 

    So all I ask is if you are going to the games in DC, ROCK THE RED, deafen the place cuz we took one for the team. 

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  • Rhino40

     …From Mister Mo-Jo Risin’|!

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