** FILE ** Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom celebrates with left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) after Backstrom scored on Phoenix Coyotes goalie Jason LaBarbera during the third period of an NHL game in Washington on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011. The Capitals won 4-3. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

Photo by: Ann Heisenfelt

** FILE ** Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom celebrates with left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) after Backstrom scored on Phoenix Coyotes goalie Jason LaBarbera during the third period of an NHL game in Washington on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011. The Capitals won 4-3. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)