The face of Washington sports Tuesday night belonged not to Nicklas Backstrom or to John Wall or to Yunel Escobar. The face I’ll remember belonged to John Hartnett, making his giddy way home.The 30-year-old lifelong D.C. sports fan had sat in the 100 level at Nationals Park for Tuesday’s game against the Cardinals. Show More Summary
The face of Washington sports Tuesday night belonged not to Nicklas Backstrom, nor to John Wall, nor to Yunel Escobar. The face I’ll remember belonged to John Hartnett, making his giddy way home.The 30-year-old lifelong D.C. sports fan had sat in the 100 level at Nats Park for Tuesday’s game against the Cardinals. Show More Summary
The face of Washington sports Tuesday night belonged not to Nicklas Backstrom, nor to John Wall, nor to Yunel Escobar. The face I’ll remember belonged to John Hartnett, making his way toward the exit at Nationals Park, all giggles and giddiness.Read full article >>
The Washington Capitals defeated the New York Islanders 2-1 in overtime on Tuesday. They ended it with a Nicklas Backstrom goal 11:09 into the extra frame, which tied the best-of-seven series at 2-2 and sent the Islanders fans home angry. But before exiting the Nassau Coliseum, at least one of those disgruntled fans decided to […]
Nicklas Backstrom knotted the Capitals-Islanders series at 2-2 tonight, on an overtime goal from close to the blue line. An Islanders fan (presumably) wasn’t happy about this, and as the Caps players celebrated on the Nassau Coliseum ice, somebody chucked a beer that hit Brooks Orpik right in the shoulder. It was a stellar two games for Islanders fans. Read more...
Nicklas Backstrom, on the right, received a pass from Joel Ward across the goal. He had the puck at this moment. Look at where Rangers goalie Cam Talbot is, and all the wide-open net available. Backstrom shot; Talbot made the save. Read more...
The doping case against Washington Capitals star Nicklas Backstrom seems to have come to a close. Finally.
The Rangers and Capitals have moved into playoff spots, while the Wild and Senators fall further from contention. NHL All-Star rosters will always be received with a certain level of criticism. There are rarely (if ever) enough spots...Show More Summary
The 2015 NHL Winter Classic will be a star-studded affair, as Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews lead the Chicago Blackhawks into the outdoor clash with Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and the Washington Capitals at Nationals Park. As a whole, the hype surrounding this year's game is seemingly down slightly. Show More Summary
Nicklas Backstrom keeps flying under the radar. Sometimes Hockey Twitter will get into random discussions about hockey completely out of nowhere. The discussion on Saturday revolved around the 2006 NHL Draft, one of the most elite drafts in recent memory. Jonathan Toews. Show More Summary
So that's where all of those hats went. It's a hockey tradition for fans to throw hats onto the ice after a player registers a hat trick. If you're like me, you've always wondered what happens to the hats after the game. Do they just throw them away? Do they give them to charity? Well, the Washington Capitals finally provided an answer. Show More Summary
A failed drug test at the 2014 Sochi Olympics continues to shadow Nicklas Backstrom some nine months later.
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin became his franchise's all-time points leader upon assisting a Nicklas Backstrom goal in the first period of Tuesday's eventual 4-3 overtime loss to the Calgary Flames, per CSN Washington. Just...Show More Summary
Ovi's assist on Nicklas Backstrom's goal broke a long-standing record in Washington. Alex Ovechkin added yet another important mark on his Hall of Fame resume on Tuesday, passing Peter Bondra to become the Washington Capitals' all-time...Show More Summary
The light heavyweights join fellow Swedes Nico Musoke and Nicklas Backstrom on the Oct. 2014 fight card. With Amir Sadollah's return confirmed for UFC Fight Night 53 not too long ago, a Light Heavyweight tilt is also now expected toShow More Summary
The 2014 Olympics weren't kind to the members of the Washington Capitals, as each of the five participants returned to D.C. without much to be happy about from their time in Sochi. Nicklas Backstrom and Marcus Johansson earned silver medals as members of Team Sweden, but neither can possibly be too pleased with how the tournament finished up. Show More Summary
Imagine you’re a hockey player about to compete for the chance to win an Olympic gold medal against the greatest hockey power in the world. Now imagine that, two hours before said game, somebody comes into the locker room and says you can’t play the game because you took some allergy medicine. Given that you […]
The general manager of the Swedish hockey team explained during a press conference why he believes that the timing of Nicklas Backstrom's failed drug test was a political conspiracy. Backstrom, one of Sweden's top players, was banned...Show More Summary
Sweden lost the gold medal game in men's ice hockey to Canada 3-0, playing the game without one of their top players, center Nicklas Backstrom. Backstrom, who was originally listed as a starter for the gold medal game, was a late scratch from the lineup after testing positive for a banned substance according to Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo! Sports. Show More Summary
Swedish reports stated that center Nicklas Backstrom wouldn't play in the gold medal game against Canada due to migraines. But other reports suggest Backstrom missed the game after testing positive for something during doping test. Read more...