Jan 12 (Reuters) - Highlights from National Hockey League games on Wednesday: Capitals 5, Penguins 2 Alex Ovechkin scored two goals to surpass the 1,000-point mark for his career, and the Washington Capitals defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 on Wednesday night at Verizon Center for their seventh consecutive win. Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and three assists, and T. Justin Williams scored twice and Daniel Winnik added a goal for Washington in regulation. Dominic Moore, David Pastrnak and Colin Miller scored for Boston. New York, NY (Sports Network.com) - Chris Kreider and Dan Boyle each produced first-period goals, and the resilient New York Rangers held off the Washington Capitals down the stretch for a critical 3-2 win in Game 2 of this Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Backstrom broke in a two-on-one with Nate Schmidt, fed Schmidt, who sent the puck back, and Backstrom fired past goalie Tuukka Rask. Ovechkin's team mates and coach in awe of his latest accomplishment Alexander Ovechkin gathered the puck at the blue line of his offensive zone. MONTREAL (Reuters) - The former head of the World Anti-Doping Agency blasted the organization on Wednesday for being part a deal that allowed Swedish ice hockey player Nicklas Backstrom to keep his silver medal despite testing positive at the Sochi Olympics.
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Washington got three unanswered goals from Backstrom (2-2), Evgeny Kuznetsov (3-2) and Alex Ovechkin (4-2).
Backstrom has now found the back of the net in three of his last four contests.
He's up to five goals and six assists in 11 postseason games in 2017.
The Caps will look to even the series, 3-3, in Pittsburgh on Monday night.