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The Noon Number: Backstrom's Back, Alright

A look at the Caps' less-boisterous assassin's big night and big nights

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8 - Number of games with at least one goal and three assists for Nicklas Backstrom since he entered the League (after adding another last night), tied for the most in the NHL over that span (Sidney Crosby).

Backstrom's big night also ties him (with Alex Ovechkin, Eric Staal and Crosby) for second in the League in five-point games over the past seven seasons, two behind Evgeni Malkin.

A run-down of Backstrom's one-goal/three-assist and five-point games:

Date Opponent Result Backstrom's Line
March 3, 2008 Boston W, 10-2 1G, 3A
November 12, 2008 @ Carolina W, 5,1 1G, 3A
November 15, 2008 @ New Jersey L, 5-6 (SO) 1G, 4A
October 27, 2009 Philadelphia W, 4-2 1G, 3A
December 5, 2009 @ Philadelphia W, 8-2 1G, 4A
February 4, 2010 @ N.Y. Rangers W, 6-5 1G, 4A
October 30, 2010 @ Calgary W, 7-2 1G, 3A
December 10, 2013 Tampa Bay W, 6-5 (SO) 1G, 4A

One last note - the Caps have won the last eight regular-season games in which Backstrom has scored a goal, including all six so far this season.