Capitals Countdown – Top 10 Moments from 2016-17: #8 Nicklas Backstrom’s 500th Assist

Each week during the 2017 offseason, NoVa Caps reporter Michael Marzzacco will take a trip down memory lane and share with you what he believes were the top moments from this past season. Today we look back at the game that saw Nicklas Backstrom notch his 500th assist

This moment came on the first Saturday of 2017 in which the Capitals won 1-0 in Ottawa. While the Capitals scored just one goal, the one assist for that goal was the 500th in Backstrom’s career.

The goal came just 1:38 into the contest as Backstrom came down the ice and fed Oshie for the quick one-timer.

On January 15th, the Capitals honored Backstrom for his achievement prior to their game against the Flyers.

Full game highlights:

What will #7 be, tune in next week to find out!

Previous Moments:
#10: Backstrom’s OT winner vs. Flyers
#9: Shattenkirk’s OT winner at Pittsburgh

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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4 Responses to Capitals Countdown – Top 10 Moments from 2016-17: #8 Nicklas Backstrom’s 500th Assist

  1. Jon Sorensen says:

    Love that Ovi immediately knew the significance of the play.


  2. One of these playmakers and players in the league and still no one but DC fans, media, and analysts recognizes that. It’s criminal.


  3. Pingback: How To Get Alex Ovechkin To 40-50 Goals Again | NoVa Caps

  4. Big milestone for Nicky!


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