In the game between the Washington Capitals and the Ottawa Senators, Nicklas Backstrom tied Henrik Zetterberg on the All-Time list for assists. It was Backstrom’s 623rd career assist. Backstrom got an assist on the team’s second goal which was scored by Tyler Lewington and, incidentally, was Lewington’s first NHL career goal.
Backstrom and Zetterberg are now currently tied for eighth place on the All Time List for assists by a Swedish player. Backstrom’s next assist puts him in sole possession of eighth place on that list.
Backstrom would need 13 more assists to tie Peter Forsberg for seventh place at 636, 14 more assists to tie Borje Salming for sixth place at 637, and 25 more assists to tie Daniel Sedin for fifth place with 648.
Way to go, Nicky!!!
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) December 30, 2018
With his assist on Lewington’s first-period goal, #Caps center Nicklas Backstrom has tied Henrik Zetterberg (623) for eighth all-time in assists among Swedish-born players. Peter Forsberg (636) is his next target, and Nicklas Lidstrom (878) is the all-time leader.
— Mike Vogel (@VogsCaps) December 30, 2018
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