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

21:27  13 june  2018
21:27  13 june  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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

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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.

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