Celebrating a Nicklas Backstrom Natural Hat Trick

Posted December 13, 2014

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Nicklas Backstrom scored his first regular season hat-trick Saturday (he did it in the playoffs once), tallying the first three goals against Tampa Bay. He’s the first Cap to score three times in a row since Alex Semin did it in 2010, also against Tampa Bay. This will mean Verizon Center’s hat trick display bin will have a new tenant.

Time to clean up some hats. Backstrom nets 3 in #CapsBolts!

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Even a Santa hat made it on the ice in celebration of Backstrom's Hat Trick! #CapsBolts #LetsGoCaps

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Just a few hats waiting for Nicklas Backstrom in the locker room. #CapsBolts #LetsGoCaps

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And, Backstrom’s reaction to all of this.