Nicklas Backstrom Scores 250th Career NHL Goal

Nicklas Backstrom scored his 250th career NHL goal late in the second period of Sunday afternoons game against the Penguins.

Backstrom scored his goal at 17:49 of the second period.  It came at a time when the Penguins were leading 4-2. He was assisted by Alex Ovechkin and John Carlson. It was Backstrom’s seventh goal of the season.

Backstrom has joined Alex Ovechkin (711), Peter Bondra (472) and Mike Gartner (397) as the only four players ever to reach 250 career goals in Capitals franchise history. He becomes the 39th active player to score 250 goals.

Backstrom also passes Peter Forsberg for the 4th most career goals among Swedish-born primary centres in NHL history, trailing only Mats Sundin (564), Henrik Zetterberg (337), Kent Nilsson (264) and Thomas Steen (264).

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