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Since he entered the NHL in 2007, Nicklas Backstrom has established himself as one of the Capitals’ all-time franchise greats and one of the NHL’s most underrated superstars. And in the Caps’ Monday night game against the New York Islanders, Backstrom etched his name into another ring of the Capitals’ franchise record books, as he surpassed Peter Bondra to take sole possession of second place on the franchise scoring list.
With assists on Tom Wilson’s goals in the first and third period against, Backstrom recorded his 826th career point to move into second on the franchise scoring list, behind only teammate and longtime running mate Alex Ovechkin.
Backstrom added another assist on Ovechkin’s empty-net goal to reach 827 points (215 goals, 622 assists) in 829 games played. Here is the assist that tied Backstrom with Bondra:
Big goal. Big hit. Is there anything Tom Wilson can’t do? pic.twitter.com/LXY6068fWQ
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) November 27, 2018
The apple that moved him past Bondra:
— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) November 27, 2018
The official announcement from the Capitals:
With an assist on Tom Wilson’s goal, Nicklas Backstrom has recorded his 826th point as a Capital, passing Peter Bondra for the second most points in franchise history.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) November 27, 2018
By Michael Fleetwood