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Backstrom Named First Star

"[Nicklas] Backstrom led all scorers with nine points (four goals, five assists), helping the Capitals (18-5-6) rise to first place in the Eastern Conference standings with three consecutive victories. Backstrom posted his second two-goal game of the season and added an assist in a 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes Nov. 30, notched one goal in a 6-2 victory over the Florida Panthers Dec. 3 and closed the week with five points (one goal, four assists), the most by a Capitals player this season, in an 8-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers Dec. 5. Backstrom leads the Capitals in scoring and ranks 10th in the NHL overall with 33 points (eight goals, 25 assists). The 22-year-old Gavle, Sweden native has averaged nearly a point per game in his NHL career, recording 44-146--190 in 193 games."- Press Release

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