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Ovechkin, Backstrom share spotlight, puck

Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom have provided most of the offensive punch on a team that has plenty, so it was only fitting each reached a milestone on the same goal. Ovechkin scored his 50th of the season in the third period on an assist from Backstrom, who recorded his 100th point on the play.

The high-scoring duo hugged first, then posed for pictures with the puck they said they were going to share. Here's a glimpse of the celebration:

By Gene Wang  |  April 9, 2010; 10:04 PM ET
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Awesome game! Let's finish strong and set a new home wins record on Sunday!

Posted by: timmyv38 | April 9, 2010 10:18 PM | Report abuse

That was so freakin' cute. I love them.

Posted by: rachel216 | April 9, 2010 10:22 PM | Report abuse

"Please Sidney, pull out for a second."

Was that Maxime Talbot??

Posted by: Hatfield223 | April 9, 2010 10:27 PM | Report abuse

Awesome win -- no one is hurt and the Caps Thrashed the well Thrashers. Some Caps padded their stats, but the team played as a team. I love how they kept after a hot goalie, not giving up, not letting up. I feel good about the first round.

Posted by: JIMALLCAPS1 | April 9, 2010 10:27 PM | Report abuse

Awwwwww, they're so cute! BFFs! lol

Posted by: sargeantmofo | April 9, 2010 10:33 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully they both finish their careers here having racked up multiple Cup victories.

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | April 9, 2010 10:37 PM | Report abuse

I know OVie is getting most of the attention being in a dog fight with Crosby and Stamkos for goals and Sedin for the points race, but gotta give the big lug SARGE some +/- love too. He has a chance to surpass Cindy's season totals in three games compared to Crosby's entire season.
Sarge is a plus 9 in the last two games, Crosby is a plus 13 for the year.

Posted by: Capsfannmiss | April 9, 2010 10:41 PM | Report abuse

Comcast Lisa's Hilary deserves some credit (blame? :)) for "setting up" the hug. She said something along the lines of, "Alex, hey, Nick says you two complete each other." I don't think Alex ever saw the movie Jerry Maguire though, so maybe the reference was lost on him. :)

Posted by: blackjack65 | April 9, 2010 10:43 PM | Report abuse

Greatness X 2. Let's go Caps!!!

Posted by: thebone | April 9, 2010 10:50 PM | Report abuse

"Please Sidney, pull out for a second."

Was that Maxime Talbot??

Posted by: Hatfield223 | April 9, 2010 10:27 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: mja712 | April 9, 2010 11:00 PM | Report abuse

I was at the game tonight and that 3rd period was amazing. The place was going crazy when Ovie scored no. 50. Then the whole arena starting shouting "Crosby Sucks". Great game all around.

Posted by: CAPSHOCKEY2 | April 10, 2010 12:26 AM | Report abuse

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