The Cap comeback should be renamed Nicklas Backstrom Day because he absolutely saved his team from a dire situation. It only took 29 seconds for the wonderful franchise center to end it by using a Hab defenseman as a screen and then wiring a perfect laser upstairs past Jaroslav Halak. It was his third of the day, becoming the seventh Washington Capital to record a playoff hat trick. The Swede is genius. It maybe nuts to say but the best two centers may represent Sweden. Though Sid The Kid makes a great argument. He absolutely saved his Pens last night from similar circumstances.
Never has the first week of the playoffs ever been so fun. Every game is unpredictable. Canucks and Kings facing off in Vancity now.