7:57 AM EDT, Fri March 27, 2015
Japers' Rink 15 hours ago

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 ...
Japers' Rink Mar 19, 2015

Tonight's 8-Bit Capitals Lines: Wheel O'Blueliners

Per Mike Vogel, the Caps will get one bruised blueliner back in the lineup tonight... but another may be coming out. Brooks Orpik makes his return after sitting out the last two weeks, sliding into his old spot alongside John Carlson, while Tim Gleason appears to be out with an upper-body injury. Michael Latta also seems set to make his return, which means the lines and defensive pairings (in front of Braden Holtby, natch) should look something like this: Alex Ovechkin - Nicklas Backstrom - Marcus Johansson Curtis Glencross - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Troy Brouwer Jason Chimera - Eric...
CSN Washington Mar 16, 2015

How Swedish culture has affected Backstrom's hockey game

Nicklas Backstrom says his selfless play on the ice is a part of Swedish culture.
Japers' Rink Mar 16, 2015

The Noon Number: Set 'Em Up, Knock 'Em Down

A look at how well Nicklas Backstrom spreads the wealth. 38 - The number of different players whose goals Nicklas Backstrom has assisted on over the course of his career, with number 38 coming last night on his secondary assist on Nate Schmidt's second period goal. In the very game he sets the mark for franchise assists, leave it to the Super Swede to find a new beneficiary of his prowess. And because you're wondering, here's a list of those 38 players, ordered by volume of times assisted. Alex Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Mike Green, Troy Brouwer, Mike Knuble, Brooks Laich, Viktor Kozlov,...
Washington Post Mar 16, 2015

Caps Insider: Nicklas Backstrom overtakes Capitals’ franchise record with 420 assists

They stood together and smiled, the three who made history Sunday night, and if the man in the middle had his druthers, credit would have been halved between the other two. But Nicklas Backstrom was the one everyone wanted to hug, everyone wanted to congratulate and everyone wanted to snap a photo with to post onto Instagram. He was also the one who probably thought least about this moment, or else wanted to ascribe it the least meaning. The Washington Capitals had won a hockey game. That was his top story.Read full article >>
Blueshirt Banter Mar 11, 2015

Rangers vs. Capitals Recap: Cam Talbot Shines in 3-1 Win over Washington

The New York Rangers went back to work tonight, and earned a hard fought 3-1 win over the Washington Capitals to overtake first place in the Metro. Another night, another win. After defeating the New York Islanders last night 2-1 in regulation, the New York Rangers made it a back-to-back sweep with a 3-1 win over the Washington Capitals tonight. Cam Talbot came up huge for the Rangers once again, and put on quite the performance in the nation's capital. In the third period alone, Talbot turned away 16 shots, and also had a jaw dropping save early on in the second from Nicklas Backstrom. We...
CSN Washington Mar 10, 2015

Trotz gives updates on Green, Orpik, Backstrom

Mike Green and Nicklas Backstrom sat out practice and Brooks Orpik left early. Who will play against the Rangers?

Nicklas Backstrom Photos

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