First Goal for Saint Nick: Nicklas Backstrom Scores First Goal of the 2021-22 Season Against the Boston Bruins

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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.

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.

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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1 Response to First Goal for Saint Nick: Nicklas Backstrom Scores First Goal of the 2021-22 Season Against the Boston Bruins

  1. Anonymous says:

    We need Backy to heat up quickly, and provide some much needed support in face offs.

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