Capitals flatten visiting Blackhawks, 6-2

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Nicklas Backstrom is usually the one setting up his Washington Capitals teammates.

Two of them returned the favor Wednesday night.

Backstrom ended a 21-game goal drought and had two assists, and Washington's top-line trio of Backstrom, Alex Ovechkin and Tom Wilson combined for 11 points in a 6-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks.

Wilson had two goals and two assists for his first four-point game, and Ovechkin had a goal and three assists, and the duo made good on their plan to get Backstrom a goal.

"It's funny. Me and Tom have a chat today and said, 'Let's set up Backy.' And we did and he scored a goal," Ovechkin said. "He's not a goal scorer. He's more a passer. He likes to pass, but it's nice to put him on the board.""

Backstrom ended his goal drought at 11:54 of the first.

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