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The Capitals held a ceremony prior to Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Flyers to honor Nicklas Backstrom for his 500th NHL assist. Backstrom recorded the assist on Jan. 7 in Ottawa becoming the first player in franchise history to hit that mark.

The ceremony began with a video tribute that included messages from several teammates congratulating Backstrom on the achievement.

Ted Leonsis then came onto the ice, along with Backstrom's fiancee and two children, and presented the Caps center with a golden stick.

Backstrom currently leads the Caps in points with 40 on the season, including 28 assists. Coming into Sunday's game, he is enjoying a five-game point streak in which he has registered ten points.

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