With 62 seconds remaining in regulation on Tuesday night, the Washington Capitals pulled their goaltender for one last gasp to try to force overtime against the Anaheim Ducks and prevent a third consecutive defeat. Instead of Alex Ovechkin and the full complement of offensive firepower, though, Coach Bruce Boudreau used his third line of Brooks Laich, Jason Chimera and Joel Ward, and Nicklas Backstrom as the forwards of the six players on the ice, and it proved to be the right move for the Capitals. Backstrom scored the tying goal with 42 seconds left to force overtime then added the game-winner 2 minutes 18 seconds into extra time to clinch a 5-4 win at Verizon Center that snapped Washington's two-game losing skid.
Nicklas Backstrom scores twice late to complete rally and 5-4 overtime win
Washington Post | Nov 2