Nicklas Backstrom Named NHL’s First Star of the Week

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After a week full of accomplishments for multiple members of the Capitals, center Nicklas Backstrom has added another one to the list, as he was named the NHL’s First Star of the Week.

In a week in which he recorded his 500th career assist, Backstrom scored three goals and 10 points in FOUR games to lead the NHL in scoring for the week, a week also notable for . He also had multiple points in that span, per the NHL:

“Backstrom registered multiple points in all four games starting with one goal and one assist in a 4-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Jan. 9. On Jan. 11, he recorded one goal and three assists in a 5-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins, followed by one goal and one assist in a 6-0 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Jan. 13. Backstrom finished the week by notching two assists in a 5-0 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Jan. 15”.

Before yesterday’s game against the Flyers, the Capitals honored Backstrom with a pre-game ceremony. Being named the first star of the week seems like the perfect award to cap off a phenomenal week for both Backstrom and the Capitals.

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By Michael Fleetwood

The @NHL's First Star ⭐️ of the week! Double Tap to congratulate Backy! #RockTheRed

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About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first and only Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography and reading in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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