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CSN Washington Oct 18, 2014

Capitals host Panthers as Backstrom goes for No. 500

Follow the conversation on social media with Capitals Pulse as you watch Caps-Panthers on CSN. Nicklas Backstrom is one point away from 500 in his career.
CSN Washington Oct 18, 2014

Backstrom playing 500th, but Caps almost traded his pick

As Nicklas Backstrom prepares to play his 500th game, don't forget that the Caps could have drafted Phil Kessel instead. What if they had?
Washington Post Oct 18, 2014

Caps Insider: In 500th career game, Nicklas Backstrom looking for 500th career point

Before training camp began, during those veteran-run, no-coaches-allowed morning skates, Karl Alzner noticed Nicklas Backstrom trying something new. It was a simple toe drag maneuver, nothing fancy, reflective of the muted way Backstrom carried himself on the ice. The Capitals center and alternate captain brought the move into several intrasquad scrimmages, to the point that Alzner felt compelled to ask. Read full article >>

In 500th career game, Nicklas Backstrom looking for 500th career point

Before training camp began, during those veteran-run, no-coaches-allowed morning skates, Karl Alzner noticed Nicklas Backstrom trying something new. It was a simple toe drag maneuver, nothing fancy, reflective of the muted way Backstrom carried himself on the ice. The Capitals center and alternate captain brought the move into several intrasquad scrimmages, to the point that […]
Japers' Rink Oct 17, 2014

The Noon Number: Super Swede

A look at the Caps' top pivot as he stands on the cusp of a pair of major milestones 499 - Number of regular-season games played and points (128 goals, 371 assists) for Nicklas Backstrom. Throughout his career (now in its eighth season somehow), Backstrom has been a model of consistency, playing every game of five of his seasons and only posting fewer than four points over a ten-game span six times (see below). In fact, segment his career into 100-game splits and he's registered 86, 111, 111, 90 and 101 (with a game in hand!) points, barely varying from that point-per-game pace. So congrats...
CSN Washington Oct 16, 2014

500 points not at top of Backstrom's wish list

Nicklas Backstrom says 500 points is a nice number, but 'it feels like we're failing on the big mission.'
Washington Post Oct 10, 2014

Capitals’ introvert Nicklas Backstrom is ‘the guy who makes this team run’

The day before his daughter’s first birthday, a milestone he neglected to mention, Nicklas Backstrom considered how fatherhood had further mellowed an already reclusive career. Years ago, when he first broke into the NHL, the Capitals center would return home after games, sit before a computer and read stories. He needed time away from hockey, breaks from the game that consumed the quiet 20-something superstar, but the game was all that existed. Read full article >>
Washington Post Oct 8, 2014

Ovechkin at work: ‘You know it’s going there, and you still can’t stop him’

A puddle of pucks gathered before Nicklas Backstrom on a recent preseason evening, and one after another, he whipped passes across the Verizon Center ice. The net was empty, the rink all cleared save Backstrom, the Washington Capitals center, and his target, owner of the National Hockey League’s deadliest one-timer, whose shots now echoed throughout the building. Read full article >>
Washington Post Oct 1, 2014

Caps Insider: First line forecast: Fehr, Backstrom, Ovechkin

Capitals Coach Barry Trotz wouldn’t confirm that he’d nailed down his season-opening first line after Wednesday’s practice at Kettler Iceplex. He used words like “if,” and “depending on” in talking about potential linemates for Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin, and was quick to point out that in addition to leading candidate Eric Fehr, he’d also used Brooks Laich there at points this preseason. Read full article >>
Japers' Rink Sep 30, 2014
The Noon Countdown: Backstrom = Beststrom

The Noon Countdown: Backstrom = Beststrom

Counting down the days until the 2014-15 season with a look at the Caps' top pivot's basket of apples. 9 - Number of days remaining until the Caps open the 2014-15 season. But it's also... ...the number of times Nicklas Backstrom has recorded four or more assists in a game, nearly twice as many as anyone else since he entered the League at the start of the 2007-08 season. Backstrom's four-helper outings (he's still looking for his first five-assist game) are more than every other Cap combined since the start of the 1996-97 season, with the two most-recent coming within an five-game...

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