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Japers' Rink May 23, 2017
2016-17 Rink Wrap: Nicklas Backstrom

2016-17 Rink Wrap: Nicklas Backstrom

From Alzner to Winnik, we're taking a look at and grading the 2016-17 season for every player who laced 'em up for the Caps for a significant number of games during the campaign, with an eye towards 2017-18. Next up, Nicklas Backstrom. Japers' Rink Player Card (click for a hi-res version; data via NHL.com, Corsica.hockey and Cap Friendly): Backstrom's Season, Game-by-Game (via HockeyViz, explained here): Backstrom and His Linemates (chart by @muneebalamcu): Backstrom's 5v5 Teammates and Competition (via HockeyViz, explained here): ...
Japers' Rink May 23, 2017
Tuesday Caps Clips

Tuesday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Tre Kronor receives its crowns, Rink Wraps get underway, the Stingrays are headed to Game 7 and more. Your savory breakfast links: Nicklas Backstrom and Tre Kronor received a royal welcome upon their triumphant return to Sweden, with gold helmets for everyone and huge happy crowds cheering. And also hot tubs. [RMNB, NoVa Caps] It’s time to start Wrapping the Rink. First up, Karl Alzner. [Rink] Jay Beagle gets a look-see by the cousins. [Peerless] John Carlson - ya gotta step it up, man. [NoVa Caps] Things are looking up for Christian Djoos....
CSN Washington May 21, 2017

Nicklas Backstrom scores decisive shootout goal as Sweden wins World Championship

Nicklas Backstrom won't be lifting the Stanley Cup this June, but he is not leaving this hockey season empty-handed as Team Sweden defeated Team Canada
CSN Washington May 21, 2017

Nicklas Backstrom has become the vocal leader of the Caps

The playoff failures of the Washington Capitals rarely come with silver linings anymore, but there was one positive to come out of this years postseason
Japers' Rink May 18, 2017
Backstrom’s Actions Speak Loud, But So Do His Words

Backstrom’s Actions Speak Loud, But So Do His Words

Always one to lead by example, Backstrom is now as comfortable leading by the power of voice Since his name was called to the stage of Nationwide Arena in Columbus by Alex Ovechkin, it was very clear what type of player Nicklas Backstrom would become. Ovechkin was always the exuberant one, never afraid to jump in front of a microphone and spout off whatever came to mind, generally leading to everyone collectively laughing with his antics. Backstrom, on the other hand, was quiet, reserved, and maybe at times even a little bit awkward. That contrast in personalities has always worked well in...
CSN Washington May 15, 2017

Marcus Johansson hopeful fractured finger will not require surgery

Nicklas Backstrom scored one goal and one assist on Sunday in Swedens win over Denmark, his first game in the World Championship since Washington's elimination
Beaver County Times May 10, 2017
Penguins Sizing Up: Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom

Penguins Sizing Up: Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom

Brian Metzer examines the strengths and weaknesses of Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom's game.
Japers' Rink Apr 26, 2017
Rink Report: First and Third Lines Ready For Matchup

Rink Report: First and Third Lines Ready For Matchup

The top line hopes for a repeat, while and improved third trio hopes to turn the tables on Pittsburgh In the 2016 version of the Washington Capitals-Pittsburgh Penguins second round playoff series, two things stood out for the Capitals, a positive and a negative factor. The positive was the play of the Capitals’ top line against Sidney Crosby. In that series, Crosby was held to just two assists in the six games. Meanwhile, Nicklas Backstrom recorded four assists, while T.J. Oshie managed to score five goals and added an assist of his own. Success against the Penguins has come naturally...
Japers' Rink Apr 26, 2017
The Noon Number: Back on Top?

The Noon Number: Back on Top?

A look at the Caps’ top pivot’s big year against a familiar foe 12 - Points (four goals, eight assists) for Nicklas Backstrom in four regular-season games against the Penguins in 2016-17. That ties Mike Ridley’s franchise mark for most points against Pittsburgh in a campaign, a total Ridley racked up in 1988-89... in seven games. Backstrom posted a five-point game in the Caps’ 7-1 win over the Pens in mid-November and a four-pointer in their 5-2 January victory (but “only” posted three points in the Caps’ two post-regulation losses). And, because you’re wondering, Backstrom...

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