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Backstrom's hit responsible for Rangers' loss of focus?

Nicklas Backstrom delivered a big hit on Rangers defenseman Dan Boyle late in the third period of Game 1 on Thursday night. Some thought there should have been a penalty called on the questionable hit, but there wasn't.While the Rangers were still stewing about the no-call on the hit on Boyle, goaltender Henrik Lundqvist says they let their guard down and lost their focus for a moment...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom Leading the Washington Capitals

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin of Russia, right, reacts, after Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19) of Sweden scored in overtime of Game 4 of a first-round NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff series at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., Tuesday, April 21, 2015 to give the Capitals a 2-1 overtime victory over the New York Islanders to even their series at 2-2...
Via The Sports Journal
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Nicklas Backstrom’s loving quote about Braden Holtby

There’s a lot of love for Braden Holtby in the Washington Capitals dressing room. Nicklas Backstrom commented on Holbty following the goaltender’s huge 36-save OT win over the Islanders on Tuesday and it’s clear Backstrom holds Holtby in high regard. So much so that it led to a comical statement that Backstrom quickly corrected. Nicklas Backstrom on Braden Holtby: "It’s...
Via Puck Drunk Love
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps come back to DC knotted at 2-2

The Washington Capitals and New York Rangers are all tied up at 2-2 in their Stanley Cup Playoff series, after the Caps nail-biting 2-1 win in overtime last night in New York.  Nicklas Backstrom put the puck on the net from afar and that is all it took more than eleven minutes into overtime to even the series and provide the Caps a much needed series tying win.  The Backstrom overtime...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals Slow Offensive Start Hurting Them

Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), from Sweden, skates with the puck as New York Rangers defenseman Dan Boyle (22) and goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30), from Sweden, defend in the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 11, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) The Washington Capitals are struggling on offense. You heard me right, the team with the...
Via The Sports Journal
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington’s Success Contingent on the Play of Backstrom

Nicklas Backstrom #19 of the Washington Capitals controls the puck against Nazem Kadri #43 of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first period during an NHL game at Verizon Center on March 1, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) Swedish meatballs are often served as an appetizer or main dish. They are small in size and versatile for any situation, just like the...
Via The Sports Journal
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Nicklas Backstrom Becomes Capitals All-Time Assist Leader

View image | Nicklas Backstrom is now the greatest passer in Washington Capitals history. Backstrom became the franchise’s all-time leader in assists after picking up his 419th career assist, feeding defenseman John Carlson for a goal in the first period. Backstrom broke a three-way tie for the lead with Michal Pivonka and teammate Alex Ovechkin. https://twitter...
Via KCM Sports
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Cam Talbot robs Nicklas Backstrom

With time winding down on the Capitals’ 5-on-3 advantage, Nicklas Backstrom patiently waited for the puck to the side of the Rangers’ net. The Capitals strung together some passes and found an open Backstrom who was facing an empty net due to Cam Talbot being caught out of position. You can guess what happens from here. Amazing save. The post Video: Cam Talbot robs Nicklas Backstrom...
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March 11, 2015  |  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 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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