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Sport Nicklas Backstrom scores late winner as Washington beat St Louis

08:55  08 january  2018
08:55  08 january  2018 Source:   pressassociation.com

Auston Matthews helps Leafs edge past the Rangers

  Auston Matthews helps Leafs edge past the Rangers Auston Matthews scored and had a hand in another goal in his first game in a fortnight as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the New York Rangers 3-2. Matthews had not played since December 9 after suffering a concussion, but quickly found his stride setting up William Nylander to put the Leafs up 1-0 in the first.Toronto doubled their lead 50 seconds into the second, with a powerplay goal from Ron Hainsey and Matthews had the Leafs' third midway through the game, his 14th of the season.JT Miller scored a consolation for the Rangers as the Leafs won their first away game in five.

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214 lb (97 kg; 15 st 4 lb). Bäckström scored his first career Stanley Cup playoff hat-trick, including the overtime game- winner , against the Montreal Canadiens in the first round " Washington Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom won't be a secret weapon for long if he keeps leading his team to playoff wins".

Alex Ovechkin (8), Brett Connolly (10), Nicklas Backstrom (19) and TJ Oshie (77) celebrate Backstrom's game-winning goal (AP): Blues Capitals Hockey © AP/PA photowire service Blues Capitals Hockey

Nicklas Backstrom scored with less than a minute left in overtime to help the Washington Capitals to a 4-3 win over the St Louis Blues.

It was a fourth win in a row for the Blues, who went 1-0 up in the first period courtesy of a Brett Connolly powereplay goal after 13:15.

Vladimir Tarasenko replied with his 18th of the season and Alexander Steen put the visitors in front going into the third.

Alex Ovechkin found the net for the 27th time and Lars Eller and Carl Gunnarsson's goals cancelled each other out, before Backstrom fired a shot past Carter Hutton on the breakaway

Pittsburgh Penguins hit back for shoot-out win against Columbus Blue Jackets

  Pittsburgh Penguins hit back for shoot-out win against Columbus Blue Jackets Evgeni Malkin and Jake Guentzel scored in the last six minutes as the Pittsburgh Penguins took the Columbus Blue Jackets into overtime and then beat them in a shoot-out. Columbus held a 4-2 lead into the third period but Malkin's power-play strike and Guentzel's 13th goal of the season tied the game at 4-4.Malkin also found the net in the shoot-out to hand the Penguins a 5-4 win.A shoot-out was also needed in the game between the Washington Capitals and the New York Rangers, where 67 shots were made but none found the net during 60 minutes.

In its first game since Tuesday, Washington gets two assists from T.J. Oshie and goals from Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin in a 4-3 win over St . Louis . Nicklas Backstrom beats Blues goaltender Carter Hutton to give the Capitals an overtime win over the Blues. (Alex Brandon/AP).

Nicklas Backstrom started a three-goal second period, Braden Holtby made 34 saves, and the surging Washington Capitals beat the St . Louis Blues on Nicklas Backstrom scores the OT winner for the Capitals to push CBJ to the brink of elimination.

The Pittsburgh Penguins also needed overtime to see off the Boston Bruins in an 11-goal thriller.

The Bruins hit four in the second period to take a 5-3 lead, but Evgeni Malkin lowered the deficit to one on 19:56 in the second and Riley Sheahan scored early in the third to tie the game up.

Malkin hit his second of the night and 17th of the season to secure a 6-5 win.

Meanwhile, the New York Islanders beat the New Jersey Devils 5-4 in a shootout and the Columbus Blue Jackets took the Florida Panthers to extra shots and prevailed 3-2.

The Philadelphia Flyers scored twice in the last 1:15 as they beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-1, while the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Edmonton Oilers and the Winnipeg Jets saw off the San Jose Sharks by the same scoreline.

Three goals in the third period were the difference as the Montreal Canadiens beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-2, while the same scoreline was recorded in Detroit where the Red Wings went down to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Vegas Golden Knights got another win on the road, seeing off the New York Rangers 2-1 thanks to a William Karlsson goal in the third period.

Cleveland let big lead slip as they suffer third loss on the bounce .
The Cleveland Cavaliers let a 22-point lead slip as they were edged by the Indiana Pacers 97-95 - their third loss on the bounce. The Cavs led 58-44 at half-time and looked set to stop their recent dip in form after heavy losses to the Minnesota Timberwolves and Toronto Raptors in the past week.But Indiana hit eight unanswered points late in the fourth and LeBron James - 27 points, 11 assists - missed at the buzzer as he looked to score a winning three-pointer.

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