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Sport Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom reveals he played with broken hand in Stanley Cup Final

20:12  13 june  2018
20:12  13 june  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Capitals parade a welcome chance to cheer for DC sports fans. WASHINGTON (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom dreamed about the road less traveled. And then he raised the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the Stanley Cup Final .

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Nicklas Backstrom's push in the Stanley Cup Final didn't come without some pain.

The Capitals center played against the Vegas Golden Knights throughout the entire series with a fractured finger, according to The Hockey Writer. He won't need surgery to correct the fracture.

Backstrom broke his finger during Game 5 of Washington’s second-round series against the Penguins while trying to block a shot. He returned for Game 3 of the Capitals' series against the Lightning. In total, he missed four games.

He still finished third among the Capitals in points during the playoffs and scored six points in five games against the Golden Knights.

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The Washington Capitals are doing just fine as center Nicklas Backstrom recoups from a hand injury that’s sidelined him for the last three games. He does it very quietly.” MORE: • Conference Finals schedule, TV info • NBC’s Stanley Cup Playoff Hub.

Washington honors Stanley Cup -champion Capitals with parade. Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, left, of Russia,, and center Nicklas Backstrom , of Sweden, right, hold up the Stanley Cup as the And then he raised the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the Stanley Cup Final .

a man wearing a helmet: Nicklas Backstrom © Getty Images Nicklas Backstrom

Backstrom's hand didn't appear to bother him after Alex Ovechkin passed the Stanley Cup to him for his skate after the Capitals claimed the title.

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