Backstrom posted two assists in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win against the Stars.
Backstrom extended his point streak to nine games, posting four goals and 12 assists during the impressive run. The Swedish pivot is among the league leader in points, and he is likely to be among the favorites for the Selke Trophy at season's end. He remains a must-have fantasy option across all pools.
The helper gives him 14 points over his last eight games and 44 on the year. The Swedish pivot is as dependable as ever and is a must-start every night.
Unfortunately, Backstrom was also tagged with a minus-3 rating in the high-scoring affair. Still, the Swedish playmaker is riding a seven-game point streak, pushing him to 13 goals and 43 points along with a plus-11 rating in 44 games. He's among the league leaders in points and building a strong bid for the Selke Trophy. Make sure he's a fixture in your lineups.
Backstrom was named "first star" of the week ending Jan. 15.
Backstrom had three goals and 10 points in four games during that time, helping propel the Capitals to their current nine-game win streak. The Swedish pivot has 12 goals and 42 points in as many games this season and is tied for 10th overall in league scoring. The slight uptick in goal-scoring makes Backstrom, one of the league's most gifted playmakers, and even more valuable asset this season as he could surpass the 20-goal mark for the first time since the 2009-10 season. Make sure he's in your lineup every night.
The veteran pivot has been a high-end contributor dating back to mid-November with 10 goals, 29 points (12 of those on the power play), 56 shots and a plus-12 rating over his past 27 games. Backstrom's production this season is also encouraging because he hasn't been seeing as much five-on-five time with Alex Ovechkin. Don't underrate Backstrom, as he's still an elite fantasy asset.