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Alex Ovechkin's flashy play often overshadows that of the more subdued Nicklas Backstrom, who quietly has ascended past his teammate on the list of NHL point leaders. They'll look to guide the Washington Capitals to a season-best fourth consecutive victory when they host the Metropolitan Division-leading New York Islanders on Saturday. Many of Ovechkin's league-high 38 goals have...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL All-Star Game snubs

The roster for the NHL All-Star Game was finalized Saturday when the league announced the final 36 selections. As always, there are several “snubs” who deserved to make the roster but were not chosen. This is always going to happen when all 30 teams have to send at least one player to the game. The event will be hosted by the Columbus Blue Jackets and Nationwide Arena on Jan...
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January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Backstrom finally gets Olympic medal after drug test fiasco

AP Image Washngton Capitals and Swedish center Nicklas Backstrom has finally received the silver medal that he was denied after testing positive for high levels of pseudoephedrine.  Pseudoephedrine is present in an allergy medication Backstrom has used for seven years. The positive sample meant that Backstrom was suspended from the Olympic gold medal game between Sweden and Canada...
Via DC Sports-Kings
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Sweden’s Nicklas Backstrom Receives Silver Medal From 2014 Winter Olympics (Photo)

Nicklas Backstrom received his silver medal from the 2014 Winter Olympic ice hockey tournament in the most anti-climactic way Thursday. At a ceremony in Sweden, the 26-year-old was given his medal six months after the Sochi Games concluded. Nicklas Bäckström has finally received his silver medal from Sochi. http://t.co/H2Dx964TI4— Malin (@MalinElis) August 28, 2014 In a story...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Nicklas Backstrom to receive silver medal after all

"While I will always be disappointed that I wasn’t able to play in the gold medal game with my fellow countrymen, I’m pleased that my name has been cleared by the IOC," Nicklas Backstrom told Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington.#96943566 / gettyimages.comLest you've forgotten what triggered Backstrom's suspension from the Gold Medal game against Canada in Sochi, the 26 year old...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
August 10, 2014  |  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 AP on Fox
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Nicklas Backstrom’s Grandmother Sounds Like A Real Jerk

Nicklas Backstrom and Team Sweden are set to kick off their tournament in Sochi this afternoon against the Czech Republic and many people believe they are one of the favorites to win the gold medal. Backstrom’s grandmother is not one of those people. Grandma Britt Backstrom had some harsh words for the Washington Capitals center in a recent interview with a Swedish news publication...
Via Next Impulse Sports
February 12, 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...
Via NESN.com
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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