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The Future Of The Capitals

from the CP,

When the Washington Capitals come to town, a crowd forms quickly around 22-year-old scoring star Alexander Ovechkin.

Not far away, left in relative peace, sits Nicklas Backstrom, the 20-year-old rookie who picks up many of the assists on Ovechkin’s often spectacular goals.

As a duo, they promise to bring misery to NHL goaltenders for many years to come. But for now, Ovechkin is happy to absorb the pressure of expectation and endless media interviews.

“Backie’s a great guy,” Ovechkin said Tuesday as the Capitals prepared to the play the first of back-to-back games against the Montreal Canadiens. “He’s a little shy with you guys, but not us.”

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  Tags: alexander+ovechkin, nicklas+backstrom

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