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Nicklas Backstrom | Center | #19

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/23/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (4) / WAS
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Nicklas Backstrom scored a pair of goals, including the overtime winner, and he added an assist in Game 5 against Columbus.
Backstrom tied the game at 1-1 back in the first period and he gave Washington a 3-2 series lead with his fourth career playoff overtime marker. He picked up an assist on a power-play goal by T.J. Oshie. Backstrom has two goals and six assists through five postseason matches against Columbus. Apr 21 - 6:23 PM

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Nicklas Backstrom assisted on two goals Sunday.

It was the second straight two assist night for Backstrom in the playoffs, giving him four points in two contests. Backstrom had a so-so regular season for himself with 71 points in 81 games as he had a huge slump for a lot of the season. The Capitals need him to keep up the scoring if they want the series to return to Washington for Game 5 as they trail the best-of-seven series 2-0.
Apr 16 - 9:10 AM

Nicklas Backstrom registered two assists in Washington's 4-3 overtime loss to Columbus Thursday night.

Backstrom is on a four-game point streak if you include the end of the regular season. He has 26 goals and 77 points in 97 career playoff games.
Apr 13 - 5:33 AM

Nicklas Backstrom scored a goal and an assist in Monday's 4-2 win over the St. Louis Blues.

Backstrom tied the game at one with his goal that came just 51 seconds into the second frame. He then registered the primary assist on Andre Burakovsky's game-winning goal later on in the middle period. Backstrom finished the game with a plus-2 rating and three shots on goal in 18:10 of ice time. The 30-year-old is up to 20 goals and 67 points in 79 games this season. He has four multi-point efforts in his last six games. Alex Chiasson and Alex Ovechkin also found the back of the net for Washington on Monday night.
Apr 2 - 10:48 PM

Nicklas Backstrom registered two assists in a 3-2 win over the Rangers on Wednesday.

Backstrom has been red hot lately with eight assists in his last three games. That's pushed him to 19 goals and 65 points in 76 games in 2017-18. This is the fifth consecutive campaign that he's reached the 65-point mark.
Mar 29 - 11:14 AM

Nicklas Backstrom had four assists in the Captials 6-4 win over Montreal.

That's more like it for the center who has struggled this season (at least for him) with 19 goals and 61 points. This is also after a nice streak of late as he has three goals and nine assists in his last eight games. Backstrom has struggled mightily at points this season but he has also put together some nice streaks to get him to the 61 point mark. Keep him in your lineup.
Mar 25 - 9:07 AM

Nicklas Backstrom scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 6-3 win over the New York Islanders.

Backstrom gave the Capitals a 2-1 lead in the second period when he converted on a 5-on-3 power play opportunity. He also helped set up Matt Niskanen's tally later on in the frame to make it 3-1. Backstrom finished the night with a plus-1 rating, four shots on goal and a blocked shot in 19:04 of ice time. The 30-year-old now has 19 goals and 56 points in 70 games this season. T.J. Oshie, Alex Chiasson, Jakub Vrana and Lars Eller also found the back of the net for the Capitals in the victory. Unfortunately for Washington, they lost Evgeny Kuznetsov to an upper-body injury in this one.
Mar 16 - 10:18 PM

Nicklas Backstrom scored a goal and recorded two assists against the Islanders.

Backstrom has recorded at least a point in three consecutive games. He's up to 18 goals and 54 points in 69 contests this season. That's not a great output by his standards though as he's traditionally been around a point-per-game player.
Mar 16 - 5:17 AM

Nicklas Backstrom scored his 17th goal of the year in a 1-0 win over the San Jose Sharks.

Backstrom took a feed from Brett Connolly and blasted a slap shot in behind Martin Jones. Backstrom has never scored 20 or more goals in more than two consecutive seasons and he has 14 games remaining to hit that mark in the third straight year. The Swedish center has 50 points in 67 games this season.
Mar 10 - 6:29 PM

Nicklas Backstrom scored once and added an assist Saturday in a 5-2 win over Toronto in the outdoor game.

The game was played at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland and perhaps Backstrom needed that as he has been in a long funk this season. He has 16 goals and 49 points this season after Saturday's effort but that included a very hot start to the season in which he had three goals and 11 points in his first six games. Backstrom had 405 points in 411 games in the last six seasons so this hopefully is just a down year and not the start of the downside of his career.
Mar 4 - 9:24 AM

Nicklas Backstrom was held pointless for the fifth straight game Saturday.

Every time it looks like Backstrom is ready to roll, he falls back into a funk. He had five goals in six games before this drought and it looked like he was finally ready to break loose but it was not to be. He has to be kept in your lineup because of his talent but with 15 goals and 45 points in 61 games this season, it is not a Nicklas Backstrom season.
Feb 25 - 9:44 AM

Nicklas Backstrom scored his 14th of the season in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.

Backstrom now has four goals in his last five games for the Capitals. Washington also got goals from Andre Burakovsky and John Carlson in the loss. Backstrom now has 14 goals and 43 points in 55 games this season.
Feb 14 - 12:32 AM

Nicklas Backstrom scored a goal and an assist as the Washington Capitals defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Tuesday night.

Backstrom's goal, his 200th of his NHL career, came with just 42.9 seconds left in the third period and broke a 2-2 tie to give his team the victory. He now has goals in back-to-back games as he hopes to turn around his season stats-wise. He currently sits at 12 goals and 41 points in 52 games this year.
Feb 6 - 10:03 PM

Nicklas Backstrom scored his 10th of the season Sunday.

It has been a terrible fantasy season for the center who was likely taken in the first three rounds of most drafts before the season. It was only his 39th point of the campaign in 51 games, well below his career norms. He has only three points in his last nine games as he has been in a slump since the first few weeks of the season. You have to wonder if there is an underlying injury as this is not the Backstrom we know.
Feb 5 - 9:12 AM

Nicklas Backstrom registered an assist in Washington's 3-1 win on Tuesday.

Backstrom extended his point streak to four games. He's up to nine goals and 36 points in 42 contests in 2017-18.
Jan 10 - 7:29 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Jay Beagle
5Chandler Stephenson
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Brett Connolly
3Jakub Vrana
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Andre Burakovsky
3Tom Wilson
4Alex Chiasson
5Anthony Peluso
6Devante Smith-Pelly
7Travis Boyd
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Dmitry Orlov
4Brooks Orpik
5Christian Djoos
6Michal Kempny
7Madison Bowey
8Jakub Jerabek
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer
3Pheonix Copley