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Celebrating a Nicklas Backstrom Natural Hat Trick
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.
Backstrom, on whether he sensed a big day coming: "No, actually I woke up a little grumpy from my nap."
— Alex Prewitt (@alex_prewitt) December 14, 2014
— Washington Capitals (@washcaps) December 14, 2014
— Wes Johnson (@WesJohnsonVoice) December 14, 2014
— Hayley Milon (@HayleyMilon) December 14, 2014
Backstrom's hat trick marks the 113th hat trick in #Caps franchise history and the ninth against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) December 14, 2014
And, Backstrom’s reaction to all of this.
— jonwarner (@jonwarnerWTOP) December 14, 2014