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Capitals top Panthers in shootout win

Evgeny Kuznetsov, Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin scored on the Capitals’ first three attempts of the shootout and goaltender Justin Peters turned aside 20 of 21 shots through 65 minutes, along with a big stop on Jussi Jokinen in the shootout, to give the Caps their second straight win. With the win the Caps (3-0-2) became the only team in the Eastern Conference without a...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nicklas Backstrom Winter Classic Bobblehead Photos

We take a close look at the yet-to-be released Nicklas Backstrom Winter Classic bobblehead.
Via Capitals Outsider
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Backstrom finally gets Olympic medal after drug test fiasco

AP Image Washngton Capitals and Swedish center Nicklas Backstrom has finally received the silver medal that he was denied after testing positive for high levels of pseudoephedrine.  Pseudoephedrine is present in an allergy medication Backstrom has used for seven years. The positive sample meant that Backstrom was suspended from the Olympic gold medal game between Sweden and Canada...
Via DC Sports-Kings
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Sweden’s Nicklas Backstrom Receives Silver Medal From 2014 Winter Olympics (Photo)

Nicklas Backstrom received his silver medal from the 2014 Winter Olympic ice hockey tournament in the most anti-climactic way Thursday. At a ceremony in Sweden, the 26-year-old was given his medal six months after the Sochi Games concluded. Nicklas Bäckström has finally received his silver medal from Sochi. http://t.co/H2Dx964TI4— Malin (@MalinElis) August 28, 2014 In a story...
Via NESN.com
August 28, 2014  |  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

Report: Nicklas Backstrom failed drug test over allergy medicine

Team Sweden forward Nicklas Backstrom was held out of the Olympic gold medal final after testing positive for a banned substance. Yahoo Sports’ Greg Wyshynski reports that an NHLPA source has revealed that Backstrom was pulled from the locker room prior to the beginning of the gold medal game after it was revealed he had tested positive for a banned substance believed to...
Via Players View
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Nicklas Backstrom Has the Nerve to Wear #99 in KHL Debut

Since the NHL is locked out, many players are flocking to the NHL and Nicklas Backstrom is no different. However, Backstrom kind of broke an unwrittwen rule in the hockey world. In this photo from Russian hockey writer Pavel Lysenkov's Twitter, @plysenkov, Backstrom is seen wearing the hallowed #99 that has been retired by the NHL since Wayne Gretzky's retirement in 1999...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
October 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Hearing Planned For Backstrom Cross-Check

from TSN, Nicklas Backstrom of the Washington Capitals is scheduled for a disciplinary hearing as a result of his cross-check on Boston Bruins forward Rich Peverley at the end of Monday’s game. Backstrom was assessed a match penalty on the play. The hearing will likely be held on Wednesday with Game 4 of the series slated for Thursday. Capitals head coach Dale Hunter defended...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Capitals C Backstrom facing ban

The Washington Capitals could be without center Nicklas Backstrom for Game 4 of their first-round series against the Boston Bruins after Backstrom cross-checked Bruins forward Rich Peverley in the face following the final buzzer of Boston's Game 3 victory Monday.Backstrom received a match penalty and according to NHL rules any player receiving a match penalty will be automatically...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Capitals C Backstrom returns from concussion

Nicklas Backstrom is back for the Washington Capitals. The top-line center returned to the lineup Saturday night against the Montreal Canadiens, his first game since suffering a concussion nearly three months ago. Backstrom was injured when he was elbowed in the head by Rene Bourque in a win over Calgary on Jan. 4. Even though he missed 40 games, Backstrom came back in fifth place...
Via AP on Fox
March 31, 2012  |  Discuss
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