The Washington Capitals will have eight players in the World Cup and Nicklas Backstrom believes that is a good thing.
Nicklas Backstrom is projected to start Game 6 between Andre Burakovsky and Marcus Johansson.
Nicklas Backstrom recorded an assist in a 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh in Game 3 on Monday.
Nicklas Backstrom had a huge reversal in his efficiency at the faceoff dot Saturday.
Nicklas Backstrom was dominated by Sidney Crosby at the faceoff dot Thursday.
Nicklas Backstrom scored the only goal in Washington's 1-0 win over Philadelphia in Game 6.
Nicklas Backstrom led the Capitals with three points in their 4-1 Game 2 victory against the Flyers on Saturday night.
Nicklas Backstrom registered an assist in Washington's 2-0 victory over Philadelphia in Game 1 Thursday night.
Nicklas Backstrom will be a healthy scratch for Sunday's season finale against the Ducks.
Nicklas Backstrom collected another trio of helpers during Saturday's 5-1 win over St. Louis.
Nicklas Backstrom (upper body) is good to return on Thursday.
Nicklas Backstrom (upper body) will not return to the fold on Tuesday night.
Nicklas Backstrom (upper body) took part in Monday's practice.
The Washington Capitals are expecting to have Nicklas Backstrom back in the lineup this week after he missed the last two games with an upper-body injury.