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Jan 29, 2015
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Nicklas Backstrom recorded two assists in a 4-0 win against Pittsburgh.
Japers' Rink Jan 29, 2015

Capital Moments that Mattered: Let's Talk About That Pass

Alex Ovechkin's two goals last night got plenty of (deserved) attention... but once again, Nicklas Backstrom is the man that made it all happen. Last night the Washington Capitals finally ended their four-game losing streak, and their streak of futility in the second night of back-to-backs, by defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-0. Alex Ovechkin is getting a lot of attention for his two goals, as he should, but lost in all of the Ovechkin love is the crucial role that Nicklas Backstrom played. Again. Backstrom had a hand in both Ovechkin goals; he set up the first one by moving the puck...
Japers' Rink Jan 28, 2015

Nicklas Backstrom's 400 Assists: The Infographic

Nicklas Backstrom collected a milestone assist last night. Here's a closer look at all 400 of 'em
CSN Washington Jan 27, 2015

Backstrom reaches milestone on Washington goal

This Capitals goal lifted Nicklas Backstrom to another career milestone on Tuesday night vs. Columbus. Watch it here.

Nicklas Backstrom’s Olympic doping appeal resolved with reprimand

Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom has withdrawn his appeal against the International Olympic Committee’s ruling that he violated World Anti-Doping Agency law and agreed upon a reprimand, “the minimum application sanction permitted by the WADA code,” according to a joint announcement between Backstrom, WADA and the IOC. The saga began on March 14, 2014, when the […]
Washington Post Jan 15, 2015

Caps Insider: Nicklas Backstrom’s Olympic doping appeal resolved with reprimand

Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom has withdrawn his appeal against the International Olympic Committee’s ruling that he violated World Anti-Doping Agency law and agreed upon a reprimand, “the minimum application sanction permitted by the WADA code,” according to a joint announcement between Backstrom, WADA and the IOC.Read full article >>
CSN Washington Jan 15, 2015

Backstrom withdraws appeal, keeps silver medal

Nicklas Backstrom was reprimanded for using an illegal substance during the Olympics, but will keep his silver medal after dropping his appeal.
Washington Post Jan 12, 2015

Caps’ Nicklas Backstrom a surprising snubs from 2015 NHL all-star game

The NHL announced the complete roster for 2015 All-Star Game, and just one of the Washington Capitals — Alex Ovechkin — made the cut. But Nicklas Backstrom, who has never made an all-star appearance, was every bit as deserving.Read full article >>
Washington Post Jan 11, 2015

Caps Insider: Capitals react to Nicklas Backstrom’s All-Star absence: ‘It’s ridiculous’

Recent frustration has seeped through a bamboozled Washington Capitals’ dressing room, not for anything related to their torrid play since December began, but for the passing of another season without center Nicklas Backstrom receiving his first career All-Star Game selection.Read full article >>

Capitals react to Nicklas Backstrom’s All-Star absence: ‘It’s ridiculous’

Recent frustration has seeped through a bamboozled Washington Capitals’ dressing room, not for anything related to their torrid play since December began, but for the passing of another season without center Nicklas Backstrom receiving his first career All-Star Game selection. “Definitely surprising,” forward Eric Fehr said. “I think Backstrom is as deserving as anybody in the […]
CSN Washington Jan 11, 2015

Teammates puzzled by Backstrom's All-Star snubbing

Nicklas Backstrom will probably spend All-Star weekend on some beach, somewhere. His teammates can't explain why.
Washington Post Jan 3, 2015

Caps Insider: Capitals trying Andre Burakovsky beside Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom

This season, no two Washington Capitals forwards have spent more even-strength time together than Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, the organization’s highest-paid players and bedrocks on the top line. At the same time, when they resume normalcy Sunday afternoon following the wild Winter Classic, Ovechkin and Backstrom will skate beside a new right winger for the seventh time.Read full article >>

Capitals trying Andre Burakovsky beside Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom

This season, no two Washington Capitals forwards have spent more even-strength time together than Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, the organization’s highest-paid players and bedrocks on the top line. At the same time, when they resume normalcy Sunday afternoon following the wild Winter Classic, Ovechkin and Backstrom will skate beside a new right winger for […]

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