Andre Burakovsky scored twice, Nicklas Backstrom got his sixth of the playoffs and the Washington Capitals beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 on Monday night to force a Game 7 in their taut Eastern Conference semifinal. John Carlson and T.J. Oshie also scored for the Capitals. Braden Holtby stopped...
Nicklas Backstrom scored in overtime to give Washington its 15th straight win on home ice.
Nicklas Backstrom's power-play goal in the third period proved to be the difference.
Backstrom had 3 points while Alex Ovechkin continued to climb the goal-scoring charts.
Nicklas Backstrom had three points and Alex Ovechkin continued to climb the NHL's goal-scoring charts as the Washington Capitals beat the Boston Bruins 5-3 on Wednesday night
The Bruins rallied from 3-0 down, but Nicklas Backstrom lifted the Capitals to a 4-3 win.
Nicklas Backstrom scored 1:36 into overtime, helping the Washington Capitals beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 after blowing a three-goal lead
Backstrom had two goals and three assists as Washington broke out of a recent funk to win 7-1.
For most of the last decade, Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom have been running mates and good ones. Dangerous individually, together they complement each other beautifully. Backstrom brings defensive savvy and playmaking vision,Show More Summary
Several of the Washington Capitals players had the best day ever today because they got to play with little puppies for a calendar photoshoot with the MSE Foundation and Homeward Trails Animal Rescue. Players who were there included Alexander Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom. Show More Summary
Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom continues to recover from offseason hip surgery. Continue for updates. Backstrom to Return Early in Regular Season Friday, September 18 Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan told the Washington...Show More Summary
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