Tag Archives: 2017 IIHF World Championship

Nicklas Backstrom Donates Gold Medal Bonus Check To Valbo HC

Photo: Arbetarbladet Washington Capitals’ center Nicklas Backstrom has donated his entire bonus check that he received from Team Sweden for winning the goal medal in this year’s World Championship. He donated the money to his former youth hockey organization, the Valbo Hockey … Continue reading

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Sweden Celebrates Winning the Gold

The Swedish blog Inside Tre Kronor posted some exclusive images of Team Sweden celebrating winning the gold medal after their impressive shootout win over Team Canada on Sunday.

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Nicklas Backstrom Wins a Gold Medal for Sweden

Nicklas Backstrom scored what would ultimately be the game-winning goal in the shootout round to lead Team Sweden to a 2-1 win over Team Canada in the IIHF World Championship in Cologne, Germany. Canada won the gold medal the last … Continue reading

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The Nicklas Backstrom and William Nylander “Bromance” is a Breath of Fresh Air

Photos: Jimmy Wixtrom/SportBladet  One of the best stories coming from this year’s IIHF World Championship is the blossoming relationship between Capitals’ star centerman Nicklas Backstrom and the Toronto Maple Leafs’ young forward William Nylander. The two have led Team Sweden to the … Continue reading

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Caps’ Russian Superstars Dominate in Worlds

Photo: RHF Two Capitals players killed it today in the IIHF Worlds for team Russia as the Red Machine shutout the Czech Republic 3-0 at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France. 

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Backstrom, Kuznetsov and Orlov Arrive in Paris Under Heavy Security

Nicklas Backstrom (Team Sweden), Evgeny Kuznetsov and Dmitry Orlov (Team Russia) traveled from Cologne, Germany to Paris, France on Wednesday via high-speed train. The two teams have advanced to the semi-finals of the 2017 IIHF Championships. 

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Orlov and Kuznetsov Still Have the Capitals on their Minds

Photo: @russiahockey_en The Russian national team had their team photo taken today for the IIHF World Championships. Dmitry Orlov and Evgeny Kuznetsov were on hand with their teammates and spoke with the media following the photo session. 

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Nicklas Backstrom Shines in Sweden’s 4-2 Win Over Denmark

Photo: @HenryDrage After flying in this morning, Nicklas Backstrom and his fellow Swedes took on Denmark in the preliminary round of the IIHF World Championships over in Cologne, Germany. Backstrom was a big contributor in Sweden’s 4-2 win. 

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Nicklas Backstrom Joins Team Sweden In Cologne, Germany

Photos: Jimmy Wixtrom/Sportbladet Capitals’ centerman Nicklas Backstrom arrived in Germany Sunday morning. He is set to join Team Sweden for the World Championship.

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