The return of Nicklas Backstrom to the Washington Capitals eight games ago was a welcome one for a Capitals team that had been without their star center since the start of the 2021-22 season. While it took some time, Backstrom has finally begun to get into a groove, and in the Capitals’ Thursday night tilt in Boston against the Bruins, Backstrom notched his first goal of the regular season.
With the Capitals having gone down 3-2 on a goal by Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron, a pass from right wing Tom Wilson in the offensive zone found its way to the stick of Backstrom, who fired it past Boston goaltender Linus Ullmark to tie the game at 3-3.
After the Bruins take the lead in dramatic fashion, Nicklas Backstrom makes it a tie game once again. 😱 pic.twitter.com/UFUXpikmRT
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) January 21, 2022
The goal marked Backstrom’s sixth point in eight games played this season, and the first regular season goal scored by the Capitals’ No. 19 since May 3, 2021 against the New York Rangers.
Nicklas Backstrom scores his first goal of the season to tie the game 3-3. Backstrom has recorded six points (1g, 5a) in eight games this season.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) January 21, 2022
By Michael Fleetwood
We need Backy to heat up quickly, and provide some much needed support in face offs.