Nicklas Backstrom Passes Peter Bondra for Second on the Capitals’ All-Time Scoring List

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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:

The apple that moved him past Bondra:

The official announcement from the Capitals:

By Michael Fleetwood

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 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, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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