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Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom seems to do everything quietly. He’s tied for third in the NHL point race, but you’d be hard pressed to hear anyone talking about it. In Thursday’s shootout win over the Minnesota Wild, Backstrom had 4 shots, the primary assist on Alex Ovechkin‘s power play goal, and the SOGWG (shoot out game-winning goal).
In a game where the Capitals were outplayed for long stretches, Backstrom was the difference-maker.