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Backstrom believes defense is key to getting hands on Stanley Cup

Auto insurance commercials aside, Washington’s Nicklas Backstrom believes defense is the key to getting his hands on the Stanley Cup.
Via Capitals Insider
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps’ Backstrom Breaks Through vs. Neuvirth (Video)

WASHINGTON — After starting the series on the bench, Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Michael Neuvirth has dominated his former team, earning first star honors in Games 4 and 5. He blocked 72-straight shots between the third period of Game 4 and the second period of Game 6 (106 minutes), before allowing a sharp shot from Washington Capitals alternate captain Nicklas Backstrom. Here...
Via CBS DC
April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Nicklas Backstrom beats his old team in 'great way to go out'

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Patrick Sieloff scored the go-ahead goal in his NHL debut, making Niklas Backstrom a winner in his 413th and perhaps last NHL game.The Calgary Flames closed the season with some smiles.The Minnesota Wild could only grin through gritted teeth.Backstrom made 35 saves against his former team, leading the Flames to a 2-1 victory over the Wild on Saturday night before...
Via Associated Press
April 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Flames misspell Niklas Backstrom’s name on his locker

The Calgary Flames picked up goaltender Niklas Backstrom in a trade with the Minnesota Wild just ahead of the trade deadline. The move added goaltending depth for Calgary, but it looks like the Flames may have expected a different player to show up based on the misspelling on Backstrom’s locker. Via The Score: It’s a bit tough to see, but they put “Nicklas” instead...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Watch: Nicklas Backstrom Scores Goal with 0.8 Seconds Left to Send Game vs. Maple Leafs to OT

The Washington Capitals were literally down to their final second Saturday against the Toronto Maple Leafs. That’s when the improbable happened, as Nicklas Backstrom tapped in a rebound with less than one second remaining in regulation to tie the game at 2-2. The Capitals trailed 2-1 with the seconds ticking off the clock when Justin Williams passed the puck through the crease...
Via KCM Sports
November 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Nicklas Backstrom could miss the start of next season after hip surgery

After undergoing hip surgery late last month, it was thought that Caps center Nicklas Backstrom would be ready for the start of the season. But according to a report coming out of Sweden, Capitals fans should probably hold off on that. Backstrom gave an interview to Gefle Dagblad in Sweden, and with the help of Google Translate, here’s the part where Nicklas talks about his surgery...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Cam Talbot robs Nicklas Backstrom

With time winding down on the Capitals’ 5-on-3 advantage, Nicklas Backstrom patiently waited for the puck to the side of the Rangers’ net. The Capitals strung together some passes and found an open Backstrom who was facing an empty net due to Cam Talbot being caught out of position. You can guess what happens from here. Amazing save. The post Video: Cam Talbot robs Nicklas Backstrom...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Nicklas Backstrom will finally receive his silver medal after controversial positive drug test

Nicklas Backstrom is finally going to be awarded what he deserves. A report from CSN Washington indicates that Backstrom will receive his silver medal from the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi on August 28th prior to a Swedish Hockey League game. You may recall that Backstrom was banned from Sweden’s gold medal game against Canada after failing a drug test. The ruling was an extremely...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Sweden's Backstrom fails doping test in Sochi

Sweden center Nicklas Backstrom failed a doping test at the Sochi Games, testing positive for a substance found in an allergy medication, a spokesman for the country's Olympic Committee said Sunday. Backstrom, who plays for the Washington Capitals in the NHL, was scratched before Sweden's 3-0 loss to Canada in the gold medal game - the last event of the Sochi Olympics. ''It was...
Via Associated Press
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Nicklas Backstrom Chirped By His Own Grandmother Before Sweden’s Olympic Opener

Nicklas Backstrom’s grandmother might need to work on her pep talks. The 26-year-old Washington Capitals forward is just a day away from making his debut in Sochi with Team Sweden, but he probably shouldn’t turn to Nana for any encouraging words before he takes the ice. According to a Google translation of a Swedish story, Backstrom’s 84-year-old grandma, Britt, didn’t pull...
Via NESN.com
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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