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BACKSTROM, STECKEL SPARK 4TH WIN IN ROW

WASHINGTON - - Nicklas Backstrom and David Steckel scored 46 seconds apart late in the third period, rallying the Washington Capitals past the Detroit Red Wings, 3-2, Tuesday night for their fourth straight victory.

Backstrom erased a 2-1 Red Wings lead by taking Alex Ovechkin's pass and skating by Brad Stuart in the left circle before beating Chris Osgood from close range on a power play with 6:45 left. Steckel's fourth goal, a deflection of Alexander Semin's shot, put Washington ahead less than a minute later.

Matt Bradley also scored and Jos? Theodore made 44 saves for the Capitals, who have won seven of eight overall.

Dan Cleary and Brian Rafalski scored for the...

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