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Nicklas Backstrom Named NHL’s First Star of the Week

Nicklas Backstrom Named NHL’s First Star of the Week

Super Swede! A day after being honored for his 500th career assist, the NHL is recognizing Backstrom for adding to that assist total (and throwing in a few goals for good measure) over the past week by naming him the First Star of the Week. Backstrom led all players in scoring last week, piling up 10 points (3 goals, 7 assists) in four games. He recorded multiple points in each of the games, with goals in three of them, and moved into the League’s Top 10 in scoring with 42 points. Here’s more from the Caps: ARLINGTON, Va. – Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom has been named...
CSN Washington Jan 15, 2017

Caps pay tribute to Nicklas Backstrom for his 500th assist

The Capitals held a ceremony prior to Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Flyers to honor Nicklas Backstrom for his 500th NHL assist. Backstrom recorded the
Japers' Rink Jan 13, 2017
Friday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Blackhawks Game Day

Friday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Blackhawks Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Hawks are in town, King Karl plays his 500th consecutive game, more Ovechkin appreciation and more. Your savory breakfast links: Gratitude, and awe. Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom hit some milestones together, and Caps fans are having all the feels. [Rink] Previews of tonight's battle against the 'Hawks from Vogs (plus game notes), NHL.com, Peerless, NoVa Caps, Caps Outsider, CSN Chicago, Fox Sports, and the 'Hawks, and be sure to stop by our SB Nation pals over at Second City Hockey for the other side of tonight's matchup. January is...
PensBurgh Jan 11, 2017
Penguins vs. Capitals: Ovechkin's night helps sink Pittsburgh, Caps win 5-2

Penguins vs. Capitals: Ovechkin's night helps sink Pittsburgh, Caps win 5-2

Alex Ovechkin scores 2 goals and the Capitals get the better of the play, taking a 5-2 win in DC against the Penguins. Malkin and Hornqvist tally 3rd period power play goals to at least make it look a little respectable. Pregame Penguins come into the game pretty much at full-strength as possible with Matt Murray healthy enough to be a backup. Let's Go Pens! pic.twitter.com/HlfBDhaW0e — Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) January 12, 2017 1st period Alex Ovechkin scores career point 1,000 on a vintage Ovechkin goal. Trevor Daley gets caught deep and Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom are on...
FOX Sports Jan 10, 2017
Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom reflects on reaching 500th career assists

Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom reflects on reaching 500th career assists

Washington Capitals' center Nicklas Backstrom recently celebrated his 500th assist against Ottawa last Saturday.
Japers' Rink Jan 8, 2017
Sunday Caps Clips: How Do You Like Them Apples?

Sunday Caps Clips: How Do You Like Them Apples?

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Backstrom notches assist #500, Holtby notches a second consecutive shutout and more. Your savory breakfast links: Congrats are in order for the Capitals’ splendid centerman Nicklas Backstrom, whose dish to TJ Oshie ended up behind Ottawa goaler Mike Condon for Nicky’s 500th career assist; each and every one of them scored in a Capitals sweater. That @tjoshie77 and @backstrom19 connection. #CapsSens #Backy500 pic.twitter.com/TdavFTNtAB— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) January 8, 2017 Enjoy this fine Backstrom retrospective assembled by...
Japers' Rink Jan 7, 2017
Capitals vs. Senators Recap: Backstrom’s 500th Assist Delivers Washington Win

Capitals vs. Senators Recap: Backstrom’s 500th Assist Delivers Washington Win

Nicklas Backstrom’s assist, the 500th of his NHL career, on T.J. Oshie’s first period goal was enough to beat the Senators 1 to 0 in Ottawa Ice Tracker - Game Summary - Event Summary - Shot Report - Faceoff Summary - Play-by-Play - Home TOI - Visitor TOI - Advanced Stats at: hockeystats, Natural Stat Trick and more via Nice Time On Ice The Capitals and Senators met for the second weekend in a row and this time with Nicklas Backstrom on the verge of a milestone assist. Backstrom tallied assist 500 early in the first period on what would be the game winning goal in a 1 to 0 shutout...
FOX Sports Jan 7, 2017
Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom notches 500th career assist (Video)

Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom notches 500th career assist (Video)

Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom got his 500th career assist against the Ottawa Senators.Throughout his entire career, Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom has been in the shadows of his teammate Alex Ovechkin. So perhaps it's appropriate the pursuit of his 500th career as...
Japers' Rink Dec 29, 2016
The Noon Number: Quiet Consistency

The Noon Number: Quiet Consistency

A look at some Swedish apples 0.72 - The assists-per-game rate for Nicklas Backstrom over the course of his career, third-highest among active players behind only Sidney Crosby (0.83) and Connor McDavid (.75) and tied with Ray Bourque for 19th-best all time. It’s also tied with Dennis Maruk for the second-highest assists-per-game rate in franchise history, just slightly off of Adam Oates’s 0.75 Backstrom sits just three assists away from 500 in his career, a milestone that would make him the first Capital to hit that mark (unsurprising, since he’s the franchise leader in that...
Japers' Rink Dec 28, 2016
The Noon Number: Putting the “Off” in Face Off

The Noon Number: Putting the “Off” in Face Off

A look at a(nother) area in which the Caps’ second-line pivot is struggling 63 - Evgeny Kuznetsov’s rank among the 63 NHLers who have taken 400 or more face offs so far this season, winning only 41.6 percent of his draws (teammates Jay Beagle (60.2 percent) and Nicklas Backstrom (52.8) rank second and 23rd, respectively). Lower the minimum draws to 200 and Kuznetsov ranks third-to-last among the 114 skaters on the list, ahead of only Alex Galchenyuk (39.5) and Logan Couture (37.5). For his career, Kuznetsov has won 45.3 percent of his face offs, including 47.8 percent in 2015-16.
Rotoworld Dec 18, 2016

Backstrom’s PPG not enough in 2-1 Habs loss - Nicklas Backstrom (C) Washington Capitals

Nicklas Backstrom’s quick shot during a power play did not make the difference in a 2-1 loss of the Washington Capitals to the Montreal Canadiens Saturday night.

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