Nicklas Backstrom: 'We put ourselves in this position'

When the curtain closes on the Capitals’ 2013-14 season this may be the statistic that stands out the most: When they have scored two or fewer goals this season the Caps are 0-25-6. Conversely, when they’ve scored three or more they are 24-4-7. “Two goals against on the road should be enough,” Capitals coach Adam Oates said. “We couldn’t score.” Actually, the Capitals...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

"Precautionary" reasons sideline Backstrom vs. Kings

When Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty vaulted Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom into the glass alongside the Capitals players’ bench early in the second period Tuesday night, 18,000 fans saw the Caps’ playoff hopes flash before their eyes. After the game, Capitals coach Adam Oates said Backstrom did not return to the game for “precautionary” reasons, leading to...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Possible shoulder injury for Caps’ Backstrom

The Washington Capitals apparently held Nicklas Backstrom out of the remainder of Tuesday’s shootout loss to the Los Angeles Kings for precautionary reasons. Now the question is what, exactly, is ailing the talented Swede. Various sources indicate that the 26-year-old did not suffer a concussion. The Capitals are typically labeling it vaguely as an upper-body injury, but CSNWashington...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Statements From Don Fehr And Nicklas Backstrom Regarding IOC Decision

TORONTO/WASHINGTON (March 14, 2014) – The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) released the following statements regarding today’s decision by the IOC: Don Fehr, NHLPA Executive Director: “We are certainly pleased that Nicklas Backstrom’s name has been cleared by the IOC ruling, allowing him to receive the silver medal that he earned with his Swedish...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

IOC: Nicklas Backstrom To Receive Silver Medal After Olympic Suspension

The International Olympic Committee has decided to give Nicklas Backstrom a silver medal after the Swedish forward was suspended from the gold medal game at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi for failing a drug test. “There was also no indication of any intent of the athlete to improve his performance by taking a prohibited substance,” the IOC wrote in a statement Friday. “Based...
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey officials rip International Olympic Committee over Nicklas Backstrom’s doping test

Do we have time to squeeze in another Sochi controversy before our collective attention moves on to other sports? [Checks watch] Sure, looks like there’s room for one more. The Swedish hockey team was without forward Nicklas Backstrom for Sunday’s final against Canada (a game Canada won 3-0). Backstrom wasn’t allowed to compete because of a failed doping test, but both Swedish...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Sweden's Backstrom fails doping test in Sochi

Sweden center Nicklas Backstrom failed a doping test at the Sochi Games, testing positive for a substance found in an allergy medication, a spokesman for the country's Olympic Committee said Sunday. Backstrom, who plays for the Washington Capitals in the NHL, was scratched before Sweden's 3-0 loss to Canada in the gold medal game - the last event of the Sochi Olympics. ...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Nicklas Backstrom failed drug test over allergy medicine

Team Sweden forward Nicklas Backstrom was held out of the Olympic gold medal final after testing positive for a banned substance. Yahoo Sports’ Greg Wyshynski reports that an NHLPA source has revealed that Backstrom was pulled from the locker room prior to the beginning of the gold medal game after it was revealed he had tested positive for a banned substance believed to...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Nicklas Backstrom Has the Nerve to Wear #99 in KHL Debut

Since the NHL is locked out, many players are flocking to the NHL and Nicklas Backstrom is no different. However, Backstrom kind of broke an unwrittwen rule in the hockey world. In this photo from Russian hockey writer Pavel Lysenkov's Twitter, @plysenkov, Backstrom is seen wearing the hallowed #99 that has been retired by the NHL since Wayne Gretzky's retirement in 1999...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
October 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Hearing Planned For Backstrom Cross-Check

from TSN, Nicklas Backstrom of the Washington Capitals is scheduled for a disciplinary hearing as a result of his cross-check on Boston Bruins forward Rich Peverley at the end of Monday’s game. Backstrom was assessed a match penalty on the play. The hearing will likely be held on Wednesday with Game 4 of the series slated for Thursday. Capitals head coach Dale Hunter defended...
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April 17, 2012  |  Discuss

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