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|Caps Beat Blackhawks in OT - Campbell Hurt
|CHICAGO (AP) -- Nicklas Backstrom raced up the ice and scored with 1:50 left in overtime Sunday and the Washington Capitals completed a remarkable comeback without star Alex Ovechkin to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3.
Backstrom skated up the side, went around Chicago's Brent Seabrook in the left circle and beat Blackhawks goalie Antti Niemi for his second goal of the game.
Ovechkin, the two-time MVP and the league's leading scorer this season, got a game misconduct in the first period for knocking Chicago's Brian Campbell into the boards.
Washington fell behind 3-0 after two periods but rallied with a quick three-goal spurt in the final period to tie the game, showing why it has the NHL's top record and also is the highest scoring team in the league.
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