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Capitals vs. Devils Second Period Thread

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Second period thread.

Washington Capitals v New Jersey Devils Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

On a night when the Capitals honored Nicklas Backstrom for passing Peter Bondra for second place on the franchise’s all-time points list, the sweet Swede took a bow for the fans (not literally; he tersely acknowledged the achievement).

Just 3:51 into the game, with Ovechkin crashing like a furious Ferrari, he found Slick Nick in the slot and Backy slung it past Keith Kinkaid to make it 1-0 Capitals after twenty minutes.

Second period ahead...