In Game 2, Backstrom won 18 of 20 faceoffs (90 percent), marking the highest faceoff win percentage in the NHL playoffs since 1987-88 for a minimum of 20 faceoffs.
Nicklas Backstrom says the Capitals need to play going forward in this series like they did in the third period of Game 2.
WASHINGTON — After starting the series on the bench, Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Michael Neuvirth has dominated his former team, earning first star honors in Games 4 and 5. He blocked 72-straight shots between the third period of Game 4 and the second period of Game 6 (106 minutes), before allowing a sharp shot from Washington Capitals alternate captain Nicklas Backstrom. Here...
After a scoreless first period, Nicklas Backstrom scored the first goal of the game with 11:01 left in the second period.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Patrick Sieloff scored the go-ahead goal in his NHL debut, making Niklas Backstrom a winner in his 413th and perhaps last NHL game.The Calgary Flames closed the season with some smiles.The Minnesota Wild could only grin through gritted teeth.Backstrom made 35 saves against his former team, leading the Flames to a 2-1 victory over the Wild on Saturday night before...
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After missing three games with an upper body injury, Nicklas Backstrom seems poised to return tonight against the Penguins.
DENVER (AP) Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz says center Nicklas Backstrom is dinged up and won't play Friday night against Colorado. Trotz said it's for precautionary reasons after Backstrom was ''banged up a little bit'' at Philadelphia on Wednesday. Trotz isn't sure if Backstrom will play Saturday at Arizona. Washington can afford to play it safe after already locking...
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April 01, 2016 | Discuss
The Calgary Flames picked up goaltender Niklas Backstrom in a trade with the Minnesota Wild just ahead of the trade deadline. The move added goaltending depth for Calgary, but it looks like the Flames may have expected a different player to show up based on the misspelling on Backstrom’s locker. Via The Score: It’s a bit tough to see, but they put “Nicklas” instead...
After undergoing hip surgery late last month, it was thought that Caps center Nicklas Backstrom would be ready for the start of the season. But according to a report coming out of Sweden, Capitals fans should probably hold off on that. Backstrom gave an interview to Gefle Dagblad in Sweden, and with the help of Google Translate, here’s the part where Nicklas talks about his surgery...
Nicklas Backstrom’s grandmother might need to work on her pep talks. The 26-year-old Washington Capitals forward is just a day away from making his debut in Sochi with Team Sweden, but he probably shouldn’t turn to Nana for any encouraging words before he takes the ice. According to a Google translation of a Swedish story, Backstrom’s 84-year-old grandma, Britt, didn’t pull...
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