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CSN Washington Apr 22, 2015

Caps see what Backstrom brings even if NHL does not

Nicklas Backstrom's clutch performance against the Islanders is drawing praise from the Caps, even if nobody else seems to notice.
Japers' Rink Apr 22, 2015

Nicklas Backstrom: How Swede It Is

After some lackluster postseason performances, Nicklas Backstrom has stepped it up big time for the Caps this spring. There's no question that Nicklas Backstrom is an all-world talent, one of the best two-way centers in the game and the guy who keeps all the pieces moving for the Caps. He's racked up huge point totals over the course of his (relatively young) career and has written himself into the franchise history books as the all-time greatest playmaker in Caps' history. He is, in no uncertain terms, elite. And yet the one accomplishment that has eluded him, the one that has perhaps...
Japers' Rink Apr 22, 2015

The Noon Number: Working Overtime

A look at Nicklas Backstrom's place amongst other frequent playoff heroes. 4 - The number of active NHL players who have scored more playoff overtime goals than Nicklas Backstrom, who has done it three times. Jaromir Jagr, Patrick Marleau, Martin St. Louis, and Patrick Kane, have all done it four times. Since the start of the 2010 playoffs, Kane (four) is the only player to have scored more than Nicklas Backstrom's three.  arleau has also lit the lamp in overtime three times over that period. Backstrom's third playoff overtime game-winner tied him for 18th on the all time list. (s/t...
Washington Post Apr 22, 2015

Caps Insider: ‘All-world’ Nicklas Backstrom rose to the occasion for the Caps in Game 4

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Have you rewatched the winner? No, even before Nicklas Backstrom clobbered the puck into the New York Islanders’ net, silenced Nassau Coliseum and touched off a 20-man group hug. Did you see what happened? No, even before John Tavares lost his stick, gifting Backstrom the sliver of space needed to curl around high, pivot toward goaltender Jaroslav Halak and send the Washington Capitals to a sorely needed 2-1 overtime win in Game 3.Read full article >>
CSN Washington Apr 22, 2015

Backstrom practices what he preaches

Nicklas Backstrom knew he had to step up to get the Caps back into the series and he delivered in Game 4 on Tuesday.
Newsday Apr 21, 2015

Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom come through for Caps in OT victory over Islanders

Throughout most of this series, the Capitals have been saying that they needed big plays from their big players. Tuesday night, they finally got them.
CSN Washington Apr 21, 2015

Backstrom evens the series at two with an OT winner

Nicklas Backstrom's overtime goal has the Caps and Islanders even at two games apiece.
Lighthouse Hockey Apr 21, 2015

Game 4 - Washington Capitals 2, New York Islanders 1 (OT): Backstrom's OT winner ties the series

The Isles power play misfires again, while another tight, low-scoring affair makes for a long series. Nicklas Backstrom scored at 11:09 of overtime in Game 4 to push the Washington Capitals to a 2-1 win that evened their series with the New York Islanders at two games apiece. It was the third straight game with a goal for Backstrom, who has unsurprisingly been the Capitals' most dangerous player. Like most of this series, the game was deadlocked more often than not, but for the first time the Capitals scored first. The Islanders had a run of four consecutive power plays -- three of them in...
Japers' Rink Apr 21, 2015

Capitals vs. Islanders Recap: Backstrom's OT Winner Ties the Series at Two

Washington and New York played to a 1-1 tie through sixty minutes, setting the stage for Backstrom's overtime winner at the 11 minute mark. Ice Tracker - Game Summary - Event Summary - Shot Report - Faceoff Summary - Play-by-Play - Home TOI - Visitor TOI - Advanced Stats at: war-on-ice, hockeystats, Natural Stat Trick and more via Nice Time On Ice First period goals from Alex Ovechkin and Casey Cizikas had the score knotted at one after the first period. Fifty one minutes of scoreless hockey would follow, until Nicklas Backstrom tallied at the eleven minute mark of overtime to tie the...
CSN Washington Apr 17, 2015

Backstrom breaks long drought to tie it up for Caps

Nicklas Backstrom ended a long drought to tie it all up for the Caps in the third period of Game 2.
Japers' Rink Apr 15, 2015

Tonight's 8-Bit Capitals Lines: Game On for Game One

Per Mike Vogel, Eric Fehr and Jay Beagle are on the mend - or at least healthy enough to play in a playoff game - and will draw back into the lineup tonight for Game 1. Because of that, the bottom six get a shuffle while the top six remain the same from the end of the regular season. With that in mind, here's a look at tonight's lines and defensive pairings... with Braden Holtby, of course, between the pipes to kick things off: Alex Ovechkin - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Joel Ward Marcus Johansson - Nicklas Backstrom - Troy Brouwer Brooks Laich - Eric Fehr - Jay...
Japers' Rink Apr 8, 2015

Tonight's 8-Bit Capitals Lines: Stan the Man

Per Alex Prewitt, the Caps will send out an all-rookie fourth line to face the Bruins tonight, with emergency recall Stanislav Galiev set to make his NHL debut. Since Eric Fehr is still ailing a bit, the third line gets a bit of a shuffle but the top six remain mostly in tact from Sunday's big win in Detroit. With that in mind (and with Braden Holtby starting his franchise-record 24th straight) here's a look at tonight's lines and defensive pairings: Alex Ovechkin - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Joel Ward Marcus Johansson - Nicklas Backstrom - Troy Brouwer Curtis...
Japers' Rink Apr 4, 2015

Tonight's 8-Bit Capitals Lines: Laich, Glencross Swap Spots

Per Mike Vogel, the Caps are sticking with what's been winning, with one change - a flip of bottom-six left wings. So expect these lines and defensive pairings in front of Braden Holtby when the Caps visit Ottawa with a chance to clinch a playoff berth: Alex Ovechkin - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Joel Ward Marcus Johansson - Nicklas Backstrom - Troy Brouwer Curtis Glencross - Eric Fehr - Jason Chimera Brooks Laich - Michael Latta - Tom Wilson Brooks Orpik - John Carlson Karl Alzner - Matt Niskanen Tim Gleason - Mike Green ...
Japers' Rink Mar 26, 2015

Tonight's 8-Bit Capital Lines: New-Look Bottom-Six

Per Mike Vogel, the streak-snapping loss in Winnipeg coupled with a lack of secondary scoring has led Barry Trotz to shake up his bottom six forwards, with Brooks Laich and Tom Wilson moving up to the third line to flank Eric Fehr. They'll also get Tim Gleason back after two games missed due to injury. So with that in mind, here's a look at tonight's lines and defensive pairings... with Braden Holtby between the pipes, as always: Alex Ovechkin - Nicklas Backstrom - Marcus Johansson Curtis Glencross - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Troy Brouwer Brooks Laich - Michael Latta - Tom Wilson ...

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  • Karl Alzner

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  • Evgeny Kuznetsov

    Evgeny Kuznetsov stays humble after his night in the spotlight for the Capitals

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    Caps Insider: Troy Brouwer looking for more 5-on-5 production; Eric Fehr still day-to-day

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    Islanders fan throws beverage at Capitals' Brooks Orpik