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Backstrom seals Capitals' 2-1 overtime win over Isles

Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom knew he had an opening once New York Islanders captain John Tavares lost his stick along the boards. Stopping and turning just inside the blue line, Backstrom snapped a shot that went through a crowd and sneaked inside the left post 11:09 into overtime to seal a 2-1 win on Tuesday and even their first-round playoff series at 2. "I didn't know it was going to be a goal," Backstrom said. "I was just trying to get the puck on net." And just like that, this back-and-forth series is heading back to Washington for Game 5 on Thursday with another swing in momentum. Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin each had a goal and assist,...

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