Caps' Backstrom to miss third straight for hand

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Caps' Backstrom to miss third straight for hand
Caps' Backstrom to miss third straight for hand

Greg Wyshynski ESPN TAMPA, Fla. -- Center Nicklas Backstrom missed his third straight playoff game with a right hand injury, as the Washington Capitals beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-2 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals on Sunday night. Backstrom took the morning skate but didn't take line rushes or a role on the power play. He walked out of Amalie Arena wearing a brace on his right hand, which was injured in Game 5 of the Capitals' semifinal series against the Pittsburgh Penguins when Backstrom blocked a shot from Justin Schultz. He missed the Capitals' series-clinching game against the Penguins and Game 1 victory over the Lightning. Lars Eller has moved up to the second line in Backstrom's

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