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Washington Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom (19), left, of Sweden, celebrates with teammates Brooks Laich (21), Matt Hendricks (26), and Mike Ribeiro (9) after Backstrom scored during the shootout to defeat the New York Rangers, 3-2, in an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Photo by: Bill Kostroun
Washington Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom (19), left, of Sweden, celebrates with teammates Brooks Laich (21), Matt Hendricks (26), and Mike Ribeiro (9) after Backstrom scored during the shootout to defeat the New York Rangers, 3-2, in an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

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