St. Nick Gets No. 900! Nicklas Backstrom Records 900th NHL Point in 900th Career Game Played With Alex Ovechkin

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As if recording a primary assist on an Alex Ovechkin goal in their 900th game played together was not enough, Capitals Alternate Captain Nicklas Backstrom added another milestone to his already acclaimed NHL career by recording his 900th career point on Saturday night against the New Jersey Devils.

Heading into the game with 896 career points (all with the Caps), Backstrom inched closer with the aforementioned primary assist on Ovechkin’s 22nd goal of the 2019-20 season, which tied the game 1-1.

Backstrom pulled within two points just 1:10 later when he scored his seventh goal of the season on assists from John Carlson and Tom Wilson. It gave Backstrom his seventh multi-point contest of the season.

Backstrom’s 899th career point came on his second goal of the season came in the final minute of the second period, when he finished a beautiful passing play from Dmitry Orlov for his eighth of the season.

Backstrom’s milestone point came on a secondary assist on a third period goal from John Carlson in the opening minute of the final frame.

Backstrom’s 900th career point made him the second-fastest player in the 45-year history of the Washington Capitals to reach the 900-point mark (Ovechkin being the fastest) and only the second player ever to reach the mark. Backstrom’s 900th point also put him in rare company with Swedish-born players and makes him the first player drafted in 2006 to reach the nine-century mark in points.

Shortly after Backstrom’s 900th point was recorded, the Capitals posted a tribute to the fourth overall pick in 2006 to their social media accounts.

Congratulations to Nicklas Backstrom on this monumental milestone!

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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5 Responses to St. Nick Gets No. 900! Nicklas Backstrom Records 900th NHL Point in 900th Career Game Played With Alex Ovechkin

  1. Diane Doyle says:

    900th point in the game that he and Ovechkin appeared for the 900th game together. Or at least the 900th regular season appearance.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations Nick!

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