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National Post May 25, 2018

Capitals cornerstones Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom are Stanley Cup finalists — and ‘all it took was 11 years’

They've been partners in playoff heartbreak for a decade, so both seemed to understand that they should share in their post-season joy together
Sportsnet.ca May 17, 2018
Capitals’ Backstrom returns to lineup for Game 4 vs. Lightning

Capitals’ Backstrom returns to lineup for Game 4 vs. Lightning

Washington forward Nicklas Backstrom is returning to the lineup for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday. The post Capitals’ Backstrom returns to lineup for Game 4 vs. Lightning appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Last Word on Hockey May 17, 2018
Washington Capitals Centre Nicklas Backstrom a Game Time Decision for Game 4

Washington Capitals Centre Nicklas Backstrom a Game Time Decision for Game 4

The Washington Capitals face a crucial Game 4 match-up with the Tampa Bay Lightning in Washington tonight. After winning the first two games in Tampa, the Capitals dropped Game 3. Losing tonight would undo all the work they did to get home ice advantage in the series, and win those first two games. With that in mind, they may have re-inforcements in the lineup. Nicklas Backstrom who has been out of the Capitals lineup with an upper-body injury since Game 5 of the previous round against the Pittsburgh Penguins is a game-time decision for tonight's game. The 30-year-old Swedish centre took...
Sportsnet.ca May 17, 2018
Backstrom’s status for Capitals could determine outcome of Game 4

Backstrom’s status for Capitals could determine outcome of Game 4

Nicklas Backstrom took some reps with the power-play unit at the morning skate, but the big question remains whether Washington’s all-star centreman will be back in the lineup for Thursday night’s Game 4. The post Backstrom’s status for Capitals could determine outcome of Game 4 appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Tampa Bay Times May 17, 2018
Caps' Nicklas Backstrom appears closer to return from injury

Caps' Nicklas Backstrom appears closer to return from injury

WASHINGTON - Nicklas Backstrom could return to the Capitals' lineup for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final against the Lightning. Backstrom has missed Washington's past four games with a right hand injury. Coach Barry Trotz called him a game-time decision and said early Thursday that
CBC News May 17, 2018
Capitals' Backstrom could return to lineup for Game 4

Capitals' Backstrom could return to lineup for Game 4

Nicklas Backstrom could return to the Capitals' lineup for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final against the Lightning. Backstrom has missed Washington's past four games with a right hand injury.
CBC News May 11, 2018
Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom out for Game 1 against Lightning

Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom out for Game 1 against Lightning

Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom will miss Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final against the Tampa Bay Lightning with an upper-body injury.
Sportsnet.ca May 11, 2018
Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom not in lineup for Game 1 vs. Lightning

Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom not in lineup for Game 1 vs. Lightning

Washington Capitals centre Nicklas Backstrom will miss Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning with a hand injury. The post Stanley Cup Playoffs Live Tracker: Capitals vs. Lightning appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Last Word on Hockey May 10, 2018
Nicklas Backstrom, Andre Burakovsky Possibly to Return for Washington Capitals

Nicklas Backstrom, Andre Burakovsky Possibly to Return for Washington Capitals

The Washington Capitals are in uncharted territory as they're in the Eastern Conference final for the first time since 1998. The Caps finally got by the rival Pittsburgh Penguins without two key players. However, Washington might be getting back forwards Nicklas Backstrom and Andre Burakovsky for Game one of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Nicklas Backstrom Skates With Team The Swedish forward missed the clinching Game six against the Penguins with a hand injury. He and Burakovsky both travelled with the team and Backstrom practiced on...
Sportsnet.ca May 7, 2018
Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom out for Game 6 with upper-body injury

Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom out for Game 6 with upper-body injury

The Washington Capitals will be without centre Nick Backstrom for Game 6 against the Pittsburgh Penguins due to an upper-body injury. The post Peter Loubardias discusses Marchand’s antics, Brayden Point and WHL Finals appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Last Word on Hockey May 7, 2018
Washington Capitals Nicklas Backstrom GTD for Game 6

Washington Capitals Nicklas Backstrom GTD for Game 6

The Washington Capitals have announced that centre Nicklas Backstrom is a game-time decision for Game 6 with an upper-body injury. He missed the morning skate today. https://twitter.com/Tramyers_NHL/status/993531746791673857 Nicklas Backstrom GTD for Game Six Backstrom blocked a shot in the first period of game five but ended staying in the game until the 6:48 mark of the third period. Chandler Stephenson took the face-offs for the rest of the game after Backstrom blocked the shot. This may have indicated that he was hurt and was trying to play through the injury. This season, Backstrom had...

Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom could miss Game 6

The Capitals could be without another big piece of their lineup Monday for the Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, as center Nicklas Backstrom will be a game-time decision because of an upper-body injury.
WTOP May 6, 2018

Capitals Nicklas Backstrom could be in Game 6 lineup Monday in Pittsburgh

Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom traveled with the team to Pittsburgh and could be in the lineup for Game 6 on Monday. Backstrom left Game 5 midway through the third period with an upper-body injury. The post Capitals Nicklas Backstrom could be in Game 6 lineup Monday in Pittsburgh appeared first on WTOP.
PensBurgh May 4, 2018
The Capitals don’t want you to know Nicklas Backstrom is a whiny baby who said “fuck this league” even though he said it

The Capitals don’t want you to know Nicklas Backstrom is a whiny baby who said “fuck this league” even though he said it

The cover up is always worse than the crime! After the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Washington Capitals 3-1 last night, Washington center Nicklas Backstrom was in a foul mood. Per ESPN’s Greg Wyshynski Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom came off the ice, threw his stick in the dressing room hallway and screamed “F— this league.” I asked Backstrom why he was so upset coming off the ice. “That we didn’t win. That’s what I’m upset about.” The Capitals lost 3-1 to the Penguins, which evens their series at 2-2. Petulant much? That aside, who cares an emotional...

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