Nicklas Backstrom

#19 C / Washington Capitals / EXP: 13YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 213 lb Age: 33 College: None

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  • Backstrom scored a power-play goal on two shots in Sunday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Penguins. Backstrom tapped home an Evgeny Kuznetsov cross-crease feed to give Washington a 3-2 lead midway through the second period. It was Backstrom's first goal of the season and gave him three points through his first three games. Backstrom, 33, has consistently produced 70-plus points throughout his NHL career when he's played a full season, and he managed to supply 54 last year in only 61 games.

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  • Backstrom tallied a goal, an assist and three shots during Thursday's 6-4 win over the Sabres. Backstrom netted the opening goal for the Capitals to begin a solid start to the season. One of the most reliable playmakers in the league, the 33-year-old Swede needs only to improve his goal-scoring acumen to ascend into the upper tier of fantasy centers, and managers can only hope Thursday's effort was a sign of things to come.

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  • Backstrom (concussion) had three shots and was minus-2 in Thursday's 4-0 loss to the Islanders in Game 5. Backstrom was back in the lineup for the first time since Game 1 but was largely ineffective in his 16:42 of ice time. In his defense, the entire Washington offense was silenced in the series clincher. The 32-year-old Backstrom had but a single assist in his five postseason games, with that lone point coming way back in the round-robin opener. He will enter the 2020-21 season needing just 73 points to reach 1,000 for his career.

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  • Backstrom (concussion) will return to the lineup for Thursday's Game 5 matchup against the Islanders. Backstrom was considered a game-time call for the pivotal matchup, but as evidenced by this news, the Swede will return to the lineup for the first time since Game 1. Now healthy, look for Backstrom to assume his usual second-line role while mixing in on the top power-play unit. He hasn't quite clicked in the bubble since the NHL restarted its season, however, garnering just one assist across 16:37 of average ice time. Considering his entrance back into the lineup, Brian Pinho will come out of the lineup and push Lars Eller into a third-line role.

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  • Backstrom (concussion) will be a game-time call for Thursday's Game 5 against the Islanders, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports. Backstrom has skated with the Capitals' extras for three consecutive days, so if he's able to join the main group for Thursday's morning skate, he'll have a great shot at returning to action for a must-win Game 5. The 32-year-old pivot has picked up one helper in four games thus far this postseason.

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Last 7 Games

DATEOppResultGAPTS+/-SOGTOIFPTS
1/17
L 4-3 1 0 1 -1 2 23:55 4
1/15
W 2-1 0 1 1 0 3 16:37 2
1/14
W 6-4 1 1 2 1 3 17:90 6

Upcoming Games

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1/19
8:00 PM
1/22
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1/24
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4:00 PM
1/26
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8:00 PM
1/28
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1/30
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2/01
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Career Stats

Year GP G A PTS +/- PPG SHOG GWG FOW FOL FPTS
2020 3 2 2 4 0 1 0 0 19 21 12
2019 61 12 42 54 -1 2 3 0 516 532 126.5
2018 80 22 52 74 2 7 3 5 700 739 193.5
2017 81 21 50 71 5 7 0 4 702 669 193.5
2016 82 23 63 86 17 8 1 5 685 648 237.5
2015 75 20 50 70 17 3 1 4 659 698 192
2014 82 18 60 78 5 3 3 3 862 747 195
2013 82 18 61 79 -20 6 7 1 714 701 182.5
2012 48 8 40 48 8 3 1 1 432 408 123
2011 42 14 30 44 -4 3 0 4 353 338 110
2010 77 18 47 65 24 4 2 2 690 625 191
2009 82 33 68 101 37 11 4 4 667 669 306.5
2008 82 22 66 88 16 14 1 1 570 601 253.5
2007 82 14 55 69 13 3 1 4 405 468 177
3 Year Avg 74 18 48 66 2 5 2 3 639 647 169.5
Career 959 245 686 931 119 75 27 38 7974 7864

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