Backstrom recorded an assist and three shots in 20:40 of ice time during Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Flyers. Backstrom has been on fire in recent weeks with four goals and 12 points over his last nine games. The 30-year-old center has had a down year by his standards as he risks missing the 70-point mark for the first time since the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season. Fantasy owners should expect a bounce-back season from the Swede next season and he should be an early-round selection in all fantasy formats in upcoming drafts.
Backstrom scored a power-play goal and added an assist in a 6-3 win over the Islanders on Friday. Backstrom was clearly happy to see the NHL's worst defense on the schedule, as he notched five points over Washington's home-and-home with New York. The Swede now has a four-game point streak, and he's tallied 11 points in his last eight contests.
Backstrom scored on the power play and added a pair of even-strength assists to go with a plus-3 rating in Thursday's 7-3 triumph over the Islanders. Backstrom reached the 18-goal mark for the fifth consecutive campaign, with a third of those coming on the power play. His 36 helpers in 69 appearances are disappointing by the Swedish center's lofty standards, but he's doing his best to finish strong with five points and a plus-4 rating over his last three games. This productive stretch comes on the heels of a rough patch that saw Backstrom post just four points and a minus-6 rating over a 10-game span.
Backstrom collected a goal, two assists and five shots in Saturday's Stadium Series win over the Maple Leafs in Annapolis, Maryland. Two of the center's points took place on the power play. Backstrom labored through a six-game pointless stretch near the end of February, but he's since recorded four points in the past two games to regain the trust of fantasy owners. He's obviously a no-brainer play on that top line centering Tom Wilson and Alex Ovechkin, who just became the sixth player in NHL history to record nine 40-goal campaigns.
Backstrom scored a goal and added an assist during Thursday's 5-2 win over Minnesota. The veteran center has scored five goals and recorded two assists through his past six games, and he's marked the scoresheet in five of those contests. Backstrom's production has dipped slightly this season, but he's been skating with Alex Ovechkin at even strength again of late, and the Swede is a hot stretch away from flirting with a point-per-game pace. Considering his go-to offensive role, Backstrom projects to remain a solid fantasy option in all settings.
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