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Washington Capitals at Florida Panthers game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 7 p.m. Almost two years have passed since the Washington Capitals won four straight road games. It's been even longer since they've failed to earn at least a point anywhere against the Florida Panthers. The Capitals can record a fourth consecutive road victory by continuing their recent success against the Panthers on Tuesday...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals-Panthers Preview

Almost two years have passed since the Washington Capitals won four straight road games. It's been even longer since they've failed to earn at least a point anywhere against the Florida Panthers. The Capitals can record a fourth consecutive road victory by continuing their recent success against the Panthers on Tuesday night. Washington (14-10-5) outscored Carolina, New Jersey and...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nicklas Backstrom’s Hat Trick Leads Caps over Lightning

Nicklas Backstrom tallied his first career regular season hat trick to lead the Washington Capitals to a 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.  It was the second win in five days over the Atlantic Division leader. After the Caps and Lightning skated to a scoreless first period, Nicklas Backstrom put the Capitals on the board with his first goal of the night at the midway point of...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nicklas Backstrom scores first regular season hat trick

Nicklas Backstrom is known for his amazing stick handling and passing skills, but tonight he has been a scoring machine. Before tonight’s game, Backstrom had only scored one career hat trick that came in the playoffs against Montreal. Tonight was one of those rare moments when Nicklas Backstrom scored a hat trick. In the second period, Backstrom scored his first goal on a backhand...
Via DC Sports-Kings
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Celebrating a Nicklas Backstrom Natural Hat Trick

(Photo via the Caps) Nicklas Backstrom scored his first regular season hat-trick Saturday (he did it in the playoffs once), tallying the first three goals against Tampa Bay. He’s the first Cap to score three times in a row since Alex Semin did it in 2010, also against Tampa Bay. This will mean Verizon Center’s […]
Via Capitals Outsider
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nicklas Backstrom’s Helmetless Shift

Whenever a player gets his helmet knocked off during a game, and continues playing, it always draws the eyes of fans who focus exclusively on that player. It's sort of a 'HEY- LOOK' moment where the fans are rooting for that player to score - because... no helmet. Here are those Nick Backstrom moments from Thursday's game against Columbus, with what Backstrom was likely thinking.
Via Capitals Outsider
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nicklas Backstrom Grants a Wish

For Sam Becker’s 12th birthday, he got to meet his favorite hockey player, Nicklas Backstrom. The meet and greet was one of the things Becker was treated to by the Washington Capitals through the Make a Wish foundation. Becker, who lives in Olney, Md., is currently battling osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer usually found […]
Via Capitals Outsider
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Backstrom strikes in OT, Lifts Caps to a four point weekend

The Washington Capitals wrapped up a four point weekend, fueled by an overtime tally by Nicklas Backstrom to lift the Caps to a 4-3 win over Carolina tonight. Backstrom’s overtime goal lifted Washington to an important weekend, helping the team’s recovery from a previous five game losing skid. Unlike last night, Washington started tonight’s game off with a 2-0 lead.  Troy...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
November 08, 2014  |  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
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