The Washington Capitals were on track to suffer their third straight defeat, trailing the Anaheim Ducks, 4-3, with less than a minute to go in regulation. But then Nicklas Backstrom swooped in to save the day. First, he tied the game up with 42 seconds left on a rebound, and then he won it a few minutes later in overtime.
Backstrom took advantage of a defensive breakdown by the Ducks, as he got a bouncing puck in front and put it by Jonas Hiller to give Washington the win. Alex Ovechkin, who did not play at the end of regulation when the Capitals needed a goal, got the assist, as did Jeff Schultz, who kept the puck in play and sent it to the front.
The Capitals dominated play after getting off to a horrendous start and ended up outshooting the Ducks, 40-15. The beginning of the game went horribly, though, as they fell behind 3-0. It took a strong second period and some late heroics by Backstrom to collectively snatch a win from the jaws of defeat.