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Japers' Rink Feb 25, 2015

Wednesday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Penguins Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Previewing the final regular season meeting of Caps-Pens, Ovechkin gets bad advice and more. Your savory breakfast links: Breaking down how a couple of recent top liners have drawn success - or ahem, lack thereof - alongside the powerhouse duo of Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom. [Rink] What a long, strange trip it's been for Eric Fehr, from first-round power forward to clutch scorer. [Rink] Previews of tonight's final (regular season) battle with the flightless fowl from Vogs, NHL.com, AP, Peerless, WaPo, CSNW, and from the banks of three...
Japers' Rink Feb 20, 2015

Nicklas Backstrom: Super Swede

After last night, Nicklas Backstrom is tied atop the League leaderboard in points - giving him a spotlight that is richly deserved, and woefully overdue. The way Nicklas Backstrom has been playing this season, it seemed like it was only a matter of time before he made his presence known as one of the best point-producers in the League - and last night he did just that, sliding into a tie for the League lead in points with Patrick Kane thanks to a three-point effort in the Caps' win over the Jets. Of course, last night's performance (and really the season as a whole) has only been further...
Washington Post Feb 19, 2015

Backstrom scores twice as Capitals hammer penalty-prone Jets, 5-1

Nicklas Backstrom saw the official’s arm raise, signaling another tripping penalty for an opponent already punch-drunk from whistles. Backstrom, known for his patience, decided to launch the puck early. The Washington Capitals were already enjoying a second power play in their 5-1 rout over the Winnipeg Jets and, at the next stoppage, would soon go up two men. So Backstrom stepped toward the net and flung the puck on net from beyond the faceoff circle. He hoped, at worst, for a whistle. Read full article >>
CSN Washington Feb 19, 2015

Backstrom shows he is one of the NHL's best

With another big night, Nicklas Backstrom should be in the conversation not just for one of the NHL's best, but perhaps the best player in the league.
Washington Post Feb 18, 2015

Nicklas Backstrom keeps Caps’ foes guessing, teammates on their toes

Joel Ward listened to the charges handed by the Washington Capitals’ resident wizard late Tuesday night in Pittsburgh, and moved fast to obey. After all, when center Nicklas Backstrom gives orders to wait somewhere, one should hustle to that spot and remain patient. Conjuring magic takes time.Read full article >>
Washington Post Feb 3, 2015

Caps Insider: Capitals trying Marcus Johansson as latest right-winger beside Ovechkin and Backstrom

Still sifting through options for the Washington Capitals’ top-line right wing, hunting for a permanent partner to skate beside Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, Coach Barry Trotz will start an eighth player there Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Kings, moving Marcus Johansson from his usual perch for the first time this season.Read full article >>

Capitals trying Marcus Johansson as latest right-winger beside Ovechkin and Backstrom

Still sifting through options for the Washington Capitals’ top-line right wing, hunting for a permanent partner to skate beside Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, Coach Barry Trotz will start an eighth player there Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Kings, moving Marcus Johansson from his usual perch for the first time this season. “They worked […]

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