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Ovechkin flips over boards in hilarious missed hit fail (Video)

The title is slightly misleading since Ovechkin didn’t completely miss on the hit, he just sort of struck a glancing blow.  But anyway, in the game between the Capitals and Sabres on Saturday night, Ovechkin geared up for a monster hit on Tyler Ennis at center ice. What Ovi didn’t know was that Nicklas Backstrom was also guarding Ennis, and Backstrom managed to get the hit in...
Via DC Sports-Kings
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nicklas Backstrom Winter Classic Bobbleheads Available Saturday

On Saturday, Nov. 22, for the game against the Buffalo Sabers, you can bring your bobblehead voucher that came with your 2014-15 Deluxe Kids Club kit to the kids club table (100 level) and get your Nicklas Backstrom Winter Classic bobblehead. That day is also Kids Day at Verizon Center. This is great news because it […]
Via Capitals Outsider
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Backstrom strikes in OT, Lifts Caps to a four point weekend

The Washington Capitals wrapped up a four point weekend, fueled by an overtime tally by Nicklas Backstrom to lift the Caps to a 4-3 win over Carolina tonight. Backstrom’s overtime goal lifted Washington to an important weekend, helping the team’s recovery from a previous five game losing skid. Unlike last night, Washington started tonight’s game off with a 2-0 lead.  Troy...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
18 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 to receive silver medal after all

"While I will always be disappointed that I wasn’t able to play in the gold medal game with my fellow countrymen, I’m pleased that my name has been cleared by the IOC," Nicklas Backstrom told Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington.#96943566 / gettyimages.comLest you've forgotten what triggered Backstrom's suspension from the Gold Medal game against Canada in Sochi...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
August 10, 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

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. ...
Via AP on Fox
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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