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Nicklas Backstrom Could be the Capitals’ X-factor in the Playoffs

Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom has always been one of the NHL’s best players, and has yet again, gone inexcusably unnoticed by the NHL media and fan bases outside the Nation’s Capital. The highly-productive Swede is having one of his best … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Continues Chase For Scoring and Assists Titles

Nicklas Backstrom notched his 10th career four assist game in his 10 year NHL career Saturday night versus the Lightning. Backstrom has once again quietly caught fire, and is a serious contender for the Art Ross Trophy. 

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Is The Capitals Top Line Good Enough? Comparing Contenders Top Lines

Hockey is a team sport. When teams have a lot of success in both the regular season and in the playoffs, they need a lot of depth – A team where you have contributions up and down the lineup. From … Continue reading

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Reduced Minutes Likely To Cost Backstrom Art Ross Trophy

Photo: NHL Nicklas Backstrom is having yet another Backstrom-like season so far in 2016-2017. He’s leading the Capitals in points, and would be leading the NHL in points if not for the Capitals “big picture” plan. All of this going mostly … Continue reading

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Why Nicklas Backstrom is a Future Hall of Famer

When the Capitals drafted center Nicklas Backstrom fourth overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, they envisioned him as their top center of the future. Fast forward almost 11 years, and the 29-year old Backstrom is quietly building a career … Continue reading

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Capitals Fall to Stars 4-2, Home Winning Streak Ends at 15 Games

Patrick Smith/Getty Image The Washington Capitals fell to the Dallas Stars 4-2 Monday night at Verizon Center. The loss dropped the Capitals record to 44-13-8 (95 points). The Capitals next travel west for their annual west coast trip, starting in San … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Game Winner: Oshie and Backstrom Team up for Winning Goal

Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images At first glance, the Capitals game-winning goal against the Flyers looked like just another beautiful snipe executed by Nicklas Backstrom. But a closer look reveals a fantastic setup by T.J. Oshie, and even better communications between … Continue reading

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Capitals Beat Flyers 2-1 (OT)

The Capitals beat the Flyers 2-1 Saturday night at Verizon Center. The win raised the Capitals record to 44-12-8 (95 points). The Capitals next play host to the Dallas Stars on Monday night at Verizon Center. Puck drop is 7:30 p.m. 

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Capitals Beat Rangers 4-1

Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The Capitals beat the Rangers, 4-1 Tuesday evening at Madison Square Garden. The win raised the Capitals record to 42-12-8 (91 points). The Capitals next head home for a three-game homestand, starting with the New Jersey Devils Thursday night … Continue reading

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Capitals Return to Winning Ways, Down Flyers 4-1

Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The Capitals beat the Flyers, 4-1 Wednesday night at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The win raised the Capitals record to 40-12-7 (87 points). The Capitals next host Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers Friday night at Verizon … Continue reading

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