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Nicklas Backstrom gives Caps 2-1 lead

Perhaps I should save all judgments for after games so I don’t jinx people ... as much. It didn’t take long for the Washington Capitals to take a third period lead as Nicklas Backstrom slammed home a lose puck to give them a 2-1 lead. Both of the home teams lead 2-1 early in the third period. Stay tuned for more updates. Don’t be surprised if the Sabres clamp their game down, though, as they are apparently 30-0-0 (!) when they lead going into a third period. Yeah, they’re pretty good.