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Position
C
 
Jersey
19
Name  Nicklas Backstrom
Born  11/23/1987
Height  6-1
Weight  208
Shoots  L
4/21/2015 10:42:00 PM
Description: Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom was the hero Tuesday against the Islanders.
Insight: He scored the OT winner to send Washington home with the series tied 2-2. Backstrom also had an assist, five shots, and a plus-two rating on the night.
 
4/19/2015 3:08:00 PM
Description: Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom scored the team's lone goal Sunday versus the Islanders.
Insight: It tied the game with just over six minutes left in the third, but Washington eventually fell in overtime. Backstrom now has two goals int he series.
 
Hot4/17/2015 9:46:00 PM
Description: Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom had a big night for Washington in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals versus the Islanders.
Insight: Coach Barry Trotz started playing Backstrom with Alex Ovechkin in the second period, and it lite a fire in the Capitals. Washington outshot New York, 30-14, after the first period. Backstrom had a goal and two assists with four shots on net. On his goal, Backstrom skated right through New York's defense, which backed off out of respect, and he just snapped a wrist shot to the corner of the goal. The series is tied, 1-1.
 
Hot3/3/2015 10:25:00 PM
Description: Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom and winger Alex Ovechkin continue to be a deadly combination as Backstrom assisted both of Ovechkin's goals on Tuesday.
Insight: Backstrom and Ovechkin are currently tied for the league lead with 67 points, but that seems to be changing by the hour. Still, it is very impressive that 65 games into the season two teammates have combined to score over 130 points. One of Backstrom's assists on Tuesday came on the power play.
 
2/19/2015 9:56:00 PM
Description: Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom scored a pair of goals and had an assist in Thursday's, 5-1, victory over the Jets.
Insight: Backstrom scored twice on the power play, both goals coming in the second period. He also picked up an assist on the man advantage with John Carlson's goal. For good measure, Washington added another special teams goal on the penalty kill. Backstrom has 18 goals and 45 assists in 59 games this season.
 
2/3/2015 9:42:00 PM
Description: Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom added two more points during Tuesday's victory against the Kings.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with three shots and a plus-one rating. Backstrom now has an impressive 54 points through 51 games this season.
 
12/20/2014 9:39:00 PM
Description: Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom had a big game during Saturday's win against the Devils.
Insight: He had two goals and one assist, along with two penalty minutes, two shots, and a plus-three rating. Backstrom now has 10 goals and 26 points through 32 games.
 
12/13/2014 10:18:00 PM
Description: Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom registered a hat trick on Saturday against the Lightning.
Insight: Backstrom scored on 3-of-his-4 shots on net. He was plus-two in the game. Backstrom is now averaging over a point per game this season with eight goals and 22 assists in 29 games.
 
11/9/2014 10:47:00 AM
Description: Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom scored the overtime winner Saturday versus Carolina.
Insight: Alex Ovechkin set him up, and Backstrom now has four goals and 10 points on the season. He will continue to be a solid option moving forward.
 
11/4/2014 10:20:00 PM
Description: Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and an assist in Tueaday's loss to the Flames.
Insight: It was only his third goal of the season. but Backstrom now has 13 points overall.
 
10/28/2014 5:44:00 PM
Description: Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin are no longer on the same line.
Insight: Washington moved rookie winger Andre Burakovsky to the top line to play next to Ovechkin and Joel Ward. Backstrom will play alongside Marcus Johansson and Troy Brouwer on the second line. We still expect Backstrom and Ovechkin to reunite on the same line at some point this season. He gave Washington a two-goal lead early in the third period, and was also +1 on the night. Backstrom now has seven points on the season, and looks destined for a solid 2014-15 campaign.
 
10/26/2014 10:13:00 AM
Description: Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom scored his second goal of the season.
Insight: He gave Washington a two-goal lead early in the third period, and was also +1 on the night. Backstrom now has seven points on the season, and looks destined for a solid 2014-15 campaign.
 
10/11/2014 11:39:00 AM
Description: Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom has impressed the entire Washington organization with his play.
Insight: The Washington Post reports Backstrom is seen as the team locker room leader, and coach Barry Trotz has been really impressed with his play on the ice. Backstrom should get a bundle of power play points, which he led the league in last season, and flirt with a point per game this year.
 
10/4/2014 5:27:00 PM
Description: Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom had an assist and a shootout goal in Washington's preseason victory over Philadelphia on Thursday.
Insight: The center position is too deep to have Backstrom ranked in the top tier or even the second tier, but he is a top-15 fantasy center. His value is also higher than top-15 if your league emphasizes power-play production in the scoring system. No player logged more points in the man advantage last season and with Alex Ovechkin at his side, that is not changing anytime soon.
 
4/8/2014 10:42:00 PM
Description: Nicklas Backstrom kept Washington's slim playoff hopes alive by providing two goals in Tuesday night's win over St. Louis.
Insight: Backstrom is now tied for seventh in the league in points (77). Depending on what happens over the last three games of the season, this could potentially be the first time since 2004 that a player other than Alex Ovechkin has led the Capitals in scoring.
 
3/27/2014 5:59:00 PM
Description: Washington center Nicklas Backstrom (upper body) practiced Thursday and said he will play Saturday, according to the Washington Post.
Insight: Backstrom (13 G, 57 A) suffered an injury in the second period Tuesday when Kings defenseman Drew Doughty slammed him into the glass and he had to leave the game.
 
3/26/2014 11:29:00 AM
Description: Washington center Nicklas Backstrom never returned to Tuesday's game after suffering an upper-body injury.
Insight: Backstrom (13 G, 57 A) suffered the injury in the second period when Kings defenseman Drew Doughty slammed him into the glass. According to csnwashington.com, coach Adam Oates said that Backstrom was removed for precautionary reasons. The Caps' next game is on Saturday against the Bruins, so Backstrom has three days to rest.
 
3/25/2014 8:37:00 PM
Description: Washington center Nicklas Backstrom suffered an upper-body injury Tuesday against Los Angeles. SOURCE: Katie Carrera, Washington Post
Insight: He's questionable to return. Backstrom's assist in the first period was his 70th point of the season.
 
2/27/2014 10:11:00 PM
Description: Caps center Nicklas Backstrom had two assists Thursday against the Panthers.
Insight: Backstrom was not allowed to participate in the gold medal game for Sweden in the Sochi Olympics for using an allergy medication that contained a banned substance, but the substance is not banned by the NHL and he wasn't disciplined. His 47 assists rank third in the NHL.
 
2/23/2014 12:34:00 PM
Description: NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said he doesn't anticipate there being any consequences for Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom using a banned substance at the Olympics. SOURCE: nhl.com
Insight: Backstrom was not allowed to participate in the gold medal game for Sweden against Canada Sunday for using an allergy medication that contained a banned substance. The substance isn't prohibited by the NHL, however.
 

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