NHL

Washington Capitals
Position
C
 
Jersey
19
Name  Nicklas Backstrom
Born  11/23/1987
Height  6-1
Weight  208
Shoots  L
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.
 
2/23/2014 10:12:00 AM
Description: Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom didn't play for Sweden in the gold medal game against Canada Sunday because he tested positive for a banned substance, according to yahoosports.com.
Insight: An NHLPA source told Yahoo! Sports that Backstrom violated anti-doping rules after using an allergy medication. It was first reported that Backstrom would miss the game due to a migraine. Canada blanked Sweden, 3-0, to win its second straight men's ice hockey gold medal and third in four Olympics.
 
Cold1/17/2014 9:32:00 AM
Description: Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom is tied for the team lead in points at 48, but for now he's on a line with Troy Brouwer and Eric Fehr and not "point machine" Alex Ovechkin.
Insight: Backstrom has 11 goals and 37 assists this season, but no points in his last three games. Coincidence? We think not.
 
Hot12/20/2013 9:46:00 PM
Description: Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom had four assists and five SOG Friday at Carolina.
Insight: Backstrom had a hand in every goal Washington scored and now has 14 points over his last five games.
 
12/11/2013 11:15:00 AM
Description: Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom has 32 points this season after picking up five Tuesday against Tampa Bay.
Insight: Alex Ovechkin scored four goals and Backstrom had an assist on all of them. He also added a goal, his seventh of the season.
 
Hot11/5/2013 10:39:00 PM
Description: Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom had three assists Tuesday against the Islanders.
Insight: Having Alex Ovechkin back certainly helped Backstrom -- two of his three assists went to No. 8. The 25-year-old Backstrom has five goals and 14 assists in 15 games this season, production that should be sustainable.
 
Hot11/1/2013 10:10:00 PM
Description: Caps center Nicklas Backstrom netted two goals and an assist Friday in a blowout victory over Philadelphia.
Insight: It didn't take long for this one to get out of hand. Washington jumped out to a 6-0 lead after two periods and added another for good measure in the third. The 25-year-old Backstrom now has four goals for the season.
 

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