Nicklas Backstrom Shines in Sweden’s 4-2 Win Over Denmark

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After flying in this morning, Nicklas Backstrom and his fellow Swedes took on Denmark in the preliminary round of the IIHF World Championships over in Cologne, Germany. Backstrom was a big contributor in Sweden’s 4-2 win. 

Backstrom was on a line with William Nylander and Oscar Lindberg and finished with two points (one goal and one assist).

Backstrom assisted on Nylander’s goal in the second period that put Sweden up 3-0.

Denmark struck twice to close the gap to 3-2 in the third. Backstrom put it away late in the game to seal the win with a strike from the right face-off circle.

By Michael Marzzacco

About Michael Marzzacco

Michael is an avid DC sports fan with a passion for writing. He has followed the Washington Capitals since the 2003-04 season, around the time his enthusiasm for DC teams really began. It was from the days when they had the worst record in the league to when they became the most exciting team in the area. His Dad took him to his first Caps game a couple of years later. One of his favorite memories was being in the stands during the 2015 Winter Classic where Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left. Michael graduated from Radford University in May 2016, earning a degree in journalism and focusing on sports journalism and broadcasting. His goal is to work in sports media in Washington, D.C.
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2 Responses to Nicklas Backstrom Shines in Sweden’s 4-2 Win Over Denmark

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