Braden Holtby made 21 saves, Nicklas Backstrom had two goals and an assist and the Capitals rolled in New Jersey,.
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...
Initially, the Washington Capitals were only going to be sending three players to Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics, as just Nicklas Backstrom, Alex Ovechkin and John Carlson were named to their respective national team rosters. However,...Show More Summary
The Washington Capitals will be sending three players to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. On Jan. 7, Alex Ovechkin (Russia) and Nicklas Backstrom (Sweden) joined John Carlson (USA) as Capitals who received the honor of representing...Show More Summary
The Washington Capitals have done a remarkable job of identifying and selecting high-end talent on a consistent basis, despite rarely having selections earlier than No. 15 overall. Though Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Karl Alzner...Show More Summary
Despite some brief stretches of brilliance, the Washington Capitals' 2013-14 campaign has seen the team turn in a rather inconsistent effort over the course of the season's first 28 games. Obviously, Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom,...Show More Summary
With the 2013-14 campaign nearly at the quarter pole already, the Washington Capitals still haven't truly given us an accurate depiction of what kind of team they really are. Sure, Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, John Carlson MikeShow More Summary
Through the early part of the Washington Capitals' 2013-14 season, the lines and line pairings have been a definite work in progress. With the exception of the top offensive line of Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Marcus Johansson,...Show More Summary
Patrick Kane vs Jonathan Toews. Nicklas Backstrom vs Alex Ovechkin. Anze Kopitar vs the world. These are just a few examples of matchups worth getting excited about as we inch closer toward the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. The level...Show More Summary