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Sport Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom reveals he played with broken hand in Stanley Cup Final

20:12  13 june  2018
20:12  13 june  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

Capitals' Brooks Orpik lost part of finger in Stanley Cup Final, kept playing

  Capitals' Brooks Orpik lost part of finger in Stanley Cup Final, kept playing The Capitals defenseman said part of his left pinky "kinda fell off" after he got slashed at the end of Game 2. He didn't miss any ice time."I remember when Brooks Orpik lost part of his finger in the 2018 Stanley Cup Final — and he didn't miss any playing time!" someone will say. And that isn't a tall tale. Orpik revealed Wednesday to reporters when Golden Knights center Erik Haula slashed him at the end of Game 2, part of his left pinky "kinda fell off.

Capitals parade a welcome chance to cheer for DC sports fans. WASHINGTON (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom dreamed about the road less traveled. And then he raised the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the Stanley Cup Final .

Nicklas Backstrom scored at 1:36 of overtime to help the Washington Capitals defeat the Boston Bruins 4-3 at Verizon Center on Wednesday. Stanley Cup Final Buzz: Capitals one win from championship.

Nicklas Backstrom's push in the Stanley Cup Final didn't come without some pain.

The Capitals center played against the Vegas Golden Knights throughout the entire series with a fractured finger, according to The Hockey Writer. He won't need surgery to correct the fracture.

Backstrom broke his finger during Game 5 of Washington’s second-round series against the Penguins while trying to block a shot. He returned for Game 3 of the Capitals' series against the Lightning. In total, he missed four games.

He still finished third among the Capitals in points during the playoffs and scored six points in five games against the Golden Knights.

Stanley Cup Final 2018: Capitals' Alex Ovechkin hands Stanley Cup to Nicklas Backstrom

  Stanley Cup Final 2018: Capitals' Alex Ovechkin hands Stanley Cup to Nicklas Backstrom Alex Ovechkin didn't think twice about who to hand the Stanley Cup to after his own lap with the trophy.NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman called upon Ovechkin to claim the Stanley Cup after defeating the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday night. After his victory lap, the Capitals' captain needed to pass the trophy onto someone. He immediately nodded over to his teammates to bestow the Stanley Cup upon Backstrom .

The Washington Capitals are doing just fine as center Nicklas Backstrom recoups from a hand injury that’s sidelined him for the last three games. He does it very quietly.” MORE: • Conference Finals schedule, TV info • NBC’s Stanley Cup Playoff Hub.

Washington honors Stanley Cup -champion Capitals with parade. Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, left, of Russia,, and center Nicklas Backstrom , of Sweden, right, hold up the Stanley Cup as the And then he raised the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the Stanley Cup Final .

a man wearing a helmet: Nicklas Backstrom © Getty Images Nicklas Backstrom

Backstrom's hand didn't appear to bother him after Alex Ovechkin passed the Stanley Cup to him for his skate after the Capitals claimed the title.

Stanley Cup Final 2018: Three takeaways from the Capitals' first-ever championship .
The Washington Capitals are Stanley Cup Champions.For the first time in Washington's 44-year history, the Capitals have won the Stanley Cup with their 4-3 Game 5 win and 4-1 series victory over the Golden Knights.

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