Did Backstrom Even Make Contact on High-Sticking Call (Video)

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The Capitals gave up the winning power play goal on an apparent high-sticking call on Nicklas Backstrom. But did Nick even touch the Blue Jackets Nick Foligno? 

Video appears to show that no contact was made, and that the Blue Jackets’ Nick Foligno was clearly embellishing:



Backstrom commented on the play after the game:

Remember, this is from Nick, who admitted his goal in the first period was a pass to Marcus Johansson, and is considered a pretty honest guy when it comes to these types of things.

Head coach Barry Trotz called it “disrespectful to the game” in his post game presser:


By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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