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T.J. Oshie scores on beautiful pass by Nicklas Backstrom

All eyes were on Alex Ovechkin tonight in his highly anticipated return against the New York Islanders, but it was T.J. Oshie that buried the first Caps goal.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps continue to dominate, hammer Columbus 6-3

The Washington Capitals continued their dominating season in Columbus, pummeling the Blue Jackets 6-3 last evening. Nicklas Backstrom scored two goals and Alex Ovechkin scored a goal and added an assist to lead the capitals offensively.  A game after being pulled for dehydration, Braden Holtby returned tot he ice and stopped 32 of 35 shots to earn his NHL leading 30th win of the...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Backstrom, Ovechkin power 1st-place Caps past Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Nicklas Backstrom scored twice, Alex Ovechkin had a goal and an assist and Braden Holtby earned his league-leading 30th win to lift the NHL-best Washington Capitals past the last-place Columbus Blue Jackets 6-3 on Tuesday night. Marcus Johansson added a goal and an assist, and Jason Chimera and Andre Burakovsky also scored for Washington, off to the best start...
Via Associated Press
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals' Trotz campaigning for Backstrom to receive All-Star recognition

Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom has yet to be named to an NHL All-Star Game during his impressive career.Backstrom's absence from the midseason event doesn't sit well with coach Barry Trotz, who has been vocal about his displeasure with the situation. Trotz has gone as far to compare Backstrom to decorated Boston forward Patrice Bergeron, a three-time Selke Trophy winner...
Via Fox Sports
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Nicklas Backstrom Scores Goal with 0.8 Seconds Left to Send Game vs. Maple Leafs to OT

The Washington Capitals were literally down to their final second Saturday against the Toronto Maple Leafs. That’s when the improbable happened, as Nicklas Backstrom tapped in a rebound with less than one second remaining in regulation to tie the game at 2-2. The Capitals trailed 2-1 with the seconds ticking off the clock when Justin Williams passed the puck through the crease...
Via KCM Sports
November 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom Does It All in Season Debut

Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom returned to the ice with authority, collecting three points in the Caps’ 4-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. Backstrom, who missed the first three games of the season while rehabbing from offseason hip surgery, scored a goal and tallied two assists. Backstrom started his productive night by setting up a one-timer by T.J. Oshie on the Capitals...
Via KCM Sports
October 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Nicklas Backstrom could miss the start of next season after hip surgery

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...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Nicklas Backstrom will finally receive his silver medal after controversial positive drug test

Nicklas Backstrom is finally going to be awarded what he deserves. A report from CSN Washington indicates that Backstrom will receive his silver medal from the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi on August 28th prior to a Swedish Hockey League game. You may recall that Backstrom was banned from Sweden’s gold medal game against Canada after failing a drug test. The ruling was an extremely...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 08, 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. ''It was...
Via Associated Press
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Nicklas Backstrom Chirped By His Own Grandmother Before Sweden’s Olympic Opener

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...
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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