Nick Backstrom

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Bruce Boudreau led the Capitals to a few great seasons, but was canned after a disappointing start in 2011. Shortly after, he took the vacant Ducks job. 

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News and notes as the Capitals [19-13-4, 42 points] take on the visiting Anaheim Ducks [26-7-5, 57 points] tonight at VerizonCenter [7 p.m., CSN]:

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Alex Ovechkin leads the NHL in goals with 25 thanks to his hat trick on Tuesday night.