Tag Archives: Nicklas Backstrom

Talking Internal Bias And Capitals Turnovers

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images If you’ve trudged through any of my scribbles over the last seven years then you may have inadvertently discovered who my favorite Capitals player is – The Silky Swede, The Baby-faced assassin, Slick … Continue reading

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N1KY Throwback: Remembering Nicklas Backstrom’s Hat Trick Against The Montreal Canadiens in the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs – April 17, 2010

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images On April 15, 2021, Washington Capitals Center Nicklas Backstrom played in his 1,000th regular season game as a member of the team. While Stanley Cup Playoff games do not count in that number, Backstrom has been a … Continue reading

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Teams That Capitals Players Have Succeeded Against And Players Who Have Frustrated The Capitals

Photo: NHL.com Many players in the NHL have a team they seem to excel against. With superstars like captain Alex Ovechkin, center Nicklas Backstrom, and center Evgeny Kuznetsov, the Washington Capitals have plenty of players who seem to feast on … Continue reading

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Sabres Flatten Capitals, 5-2, In Nicklas Backstrom’s 1,000th Game; Anthony Mantha Scores Twice In As Many Games Since Trade

Photo: Scott Taetch/Getty Images The Washington Capitals fell to the Buffalo Sabres by a score of 5-2 at Capital One Arena on Thursday night in center Nicklas Backstrom’s 1,000th career NHL game. The loss kept the Capitals two points ahead … Continue reading

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Stick Taps to Nicky: Former and Current Teammates, Fellow Swedes, And More Pay Tribute To Nicklas Backstrom on the Night of His 1,000th Game

Photo: Getty Images Center Nicklas Backstrom has been not only an important piece of the Washington Capitals’ core for the past 14 seasons, he has been one of the franchise’s best players to have laced the skates. That’s why the … Continue reading

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N1KY: Capitals Honor Nicklas Backstrom With Pregame Ceremony For Playing 1,000th Game

Thursday night marked an incredible night for Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom. The 33-year-old Swede is playing his 1,000th career game. He has become the second player in franchise history to play 1,000 games with the Capitals, joining teammate and … Continue reading

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Big Night For Big John: John Carlson Records 400th Career Assist in 800th Career Game

Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals’ 6-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday proved to be a big milestone night for multiple players. In addition to Alex Ovechkin reaching another power play milestone, and new addition Anthony Mantha’s first goal and … Continue reading

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Swede Milestone: Nicklas Backstrom Passes Daniel Alfredsson For Fourth-Most Assists By A Swedish-born Player

New guy Anthony Mantha scored his first career goal as a Washington Capital on Tuesday night against the Flyers. Nicklas Backstrom had an assist on the goal, which was his 714th career assist, allowing him to pass Daniel Alfredsson for fourth … Continue reading

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Capitals Pound Flyers, 6-1; Anthony Mantha Scores In Capitals Debut

The Washington Capitals trounced the Philadelphia Flyers, 6-1, Tuesday Night at Capital One Arena. The victory improves the Capitals record to 28-11-4 (60 points) on the season.

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On the Swede Side of History: Nicklas Backstrom Ties Daniel Alfredsson For Fourth-Most Assists By A Swedish-born Player; Moves Up NHL Assists List

Washington Capitals Center Nicklas Backstrom has long been established as one of the franchise’s all-time greatest players and during his NHL career has climbed the ranks of great players that hail from his native country of Sweden. In Sunday night’s … Continue reading

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