Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom snaps 21-game goal drought against Blackhawks

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Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom snaps 21-game goal drought against Blackhawks

Brett Connolly, middle at right, celebrates his second-period power-play goal with Capitals teammates Wednesday night.

While he recorded nine assists since then, Backstrom hadn't found the back of the net in his last 21 games.

Nicklas Backstrom is usually the one setting up his Washington Capitals teammates. "I thought they came out with a pretty good focus". Capitals RW T.J. Oshie (upper body) did not play.

The Capitals won, 4-1, versus the San Jose Sharks on Monday. And your captain increased his lead in the NHL's goal-scoring race after a four-point night. Though the two have complemented each other for more than a decade in Washington, Trotz started the season with them on separate lines. The run kicked off when Washington used a picture-perfect, tic-tac-toe passing play to set up its first goal at the 11:54 mark, with Wilson and Ovechkin assisting on Backstrom's fourth goal of the year and his first tally since October 14.

Ondrej Kase also scored, and Henrique added an empty-netter to his second-period opening goal as the Ducks snapped a three-game losing streak, largely controlling a matchup of two conference finalists from last season. Ovechkin is the 11 player in National Hockey League history to score 20+ goals in each of his first 13 seasons. I can't just lay down and play dead. Backstrom's fourth goal of the season lifted the frustration that has amounted on his shoulders throughout the drought. His shot off a faceoff beat Forsberg short side for his third goal of the season and a first in 15 games.

The Blackhawks head into Wednesday night's show down with the Capitals looking to maintain their recent success against Metro division opponents as they are 10-2 in their last 12 contests but they have dropped four games in a row overall and need to shake out of their early season funk. It didnt help that the Blackhawks are missing injured goaltender Corey Crawford, and backup Anton Forsberg had a rough night.

Lance Bouma pulled one back for Chicago before the period was out. But even when he wasn't scoring, Backstrom remained poised.

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