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 passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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