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Backstrom leads Capitals over Bruins

Sep 30, 2010 - 1:31 AM BOSTON (AP) -- Nicklas Backstrom scored two goals to lead the Washington Capitals to a 4-1 preseason victory over the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night.

The win kept the Capitals (4-0) perfect in the preseason, while the Bruins fell to 1-3-1.

Backstrom, playing without usual wings Alex Ovechkin and Mike Knuble, beat Tim Thomas off a giveaway 10:28 into the game and then tipped home a shot by Jeff Schultz with 2:52 left in the second period.

Andrew Gordon and Matt Bradley made it 4-0 in the third period before Mark Recchi scored on the power play for the Bruins - costing Dany Sabourin, a Bruins farmhand last season, and Braden Holtby a combined shutout.

Jason Chimera had two assists for Washington.

Thomas, playing his first game after undergoing offseason hip surgery, allowed four goals on 15 shots.

Tyler Seguin, the second pick in the June draft, played his first game as a center for the Bruins and didn't have a point. He had a goal and an assist in two previous games as a wing.

The Bruins left after the game for Belfast, Northern Ireland, where they will train for two days before playing an exhibition game. Then they move on to Prague for their final preseason game and open the season there with two games against the Phoenix Coyotes, Oct. 9 and 10.








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    WASHINGTON 4
    BOSTON 1 FINAL

    Sep 29 9:22 PM


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    END OF THE 3RD 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    WASHINGTON 1 1 2 4
    BOSTON 0 0 1 1 END OF THE 3RD
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: WAS - NICKLAS BACKSTROM 1 (JASON CHIMERA) 10:28
    2ND PRD: WAS - NICKLAS BACKSTROM 2 (JEFF SCHULTZ, JOHN CARLSON) 17:08
    3RD PRD: WAS - ANDREW GORDON 1 (TYLER SLOAN, JASON CHIMERA) 02:30
    WAS - MATT BRADLEY 1 (

    Sep 29 9:22 PM


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    WASHINGTON 4
    BOSTON 1 11:15 LEFT, 3RD PRD

    Capitals 4, Bruins 1  3rd - 11:15Sep 29 9:04 PM


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    WASHINGTON 4
    BOSTON 0 14:00 LEFT, 3RD PRD

    Capitals 4, Bruins 0  3rd - 14:00Sep 29 8:57 PM


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    WASHINGTON 3
    BOSTON 0 17:30 LEFT, 3RD PRD

    Capitals 3, Bruins 0  3rd - 17:30Sep 29 8:53 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    WASHINGTON 1 1 2
    BOSTON 0 0 0 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: WAS - NICKLAS BACKSTROM 1 (JASON CHIMERA) 10:28
    2ND PRD: WAS - NICKLAS BACKSTROM 2 (JOHN CARLSON, JEFF SCHULTZ) 17:08
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    WAS 6 4 10

    Sep 29 8:32 PM


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    WASHINGTON 2
    BOSTON 0 02:52 LEFT, 2ND PRD

    Capitals 2, Bruins 0  2nd - 2:52Sep 29 8:28 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    WASHINGTON 1 1
    BOSTON 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: WAS - NICKLAS BACKSTROM 1 (JASON CHIMERA) 10:28
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    WAS 9 9
    BOS 6 6
    GOALIES: WAS - DANY SABOURIN
    BOS - TIM THOMA

    Sep 29 7:41 PM


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    WASHINGTON 1
    BOSTON 0 09:32 LEFT, 1ST PRD

    Capitals 1, Bruins 0  1st - 9:32Sep 29 7:26 PM
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