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Backstrom nets hat trick for Moscow Dynamo

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Backstrom nets hat trick for Moscow Dynamo

Remember how everyone thought it would be great for Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin to play on the same line together with Moscow Dynamo?

How the arrival of the slick-passing Backstrom would rekindle Ovi’s scoring flame?

Well, today in Russia [or last night if you were in Russia] it was Ovechkin helping Backstrom record his first KHL hat trick in Dynamo Moscow’s 4-3 win over Vityaz Chekhov.

Backstrom, who ditched his old No. 99 for a more conventional No. 69, scored his first goal of the game off an Ovechkin assist. He later netted two more goals, including the game-winner in overtime.

Backstrom logged more than 22 minutes of ice time in Dynamo’s win, which came after an 11-day break for the Karjala Cup tournament in Finland. Ovechkin, who sat out the previous three games with an illness, finished with nine shots in more than 27 minutes of action.

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Brian MacLellan got his day with the Stanley Cup over the weekend

Brian MacLellan got his day with the Stanley Cup over the weekend

Washington Capitals GM Brian MacLellan finally got his day. 

Over the weekend, MacLellan played host to the Stanley Cup, taking it home to his offseason house in Minnesota. 

MacLellan brought the Cup to Powderhorn Park, where a youth hockey tournament was being put on by the Herb Brooks Foundation. 

MacLellean talked with local media about the experience:

"It's a fun day, a fun day to see people react to the Cup," MacLellan told FOX 9 TV. "You know, it brings a lot of smiles to people's faces, people that sometimes don't get a chance to get close to it are getting an opportunity and it's fun to watch them enjoy it."

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This Caps Stanley Cup tattoo has everyone's beat

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This Caps Stanley Cup tattoo has everyone's beat

Since the Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup for the first time over one month ago, Caps fans, (and players), have rushed to their local tattoo parlor to get some ink commemorating the win.

We've seen the classic Capitals logo with the Stanley Cup, but nothing that comes close to the masterpiece that is Shane Peacher's tattoo.

Peacher tweeted to Joe B and Courtney Laughlin the finished tat: a work of art featuring Alex Ovechkin kissing the Stanley Cup for the first time as it's hoisted over his head.

Joe B replied making sure Shane had enough room on his other tricep for next year.

Shane replied that he's thinking of Evgeny Kuznetsov's iconic celebration that has since been dubbed the "birdman."

Shane got his Caps tattoo at the Helix Tattoo Lodge in Rising Sun, Maryland, by tattoo artist, Justin Holcombe.

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