Nicklas Backstrom

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

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    Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Collects goal, assist in win

    Nicklas Backstrom scored a goal on five shots and added an assist in Thursday's 5-2 win over Pittsburgh.Backstrom opened the scoring 11:20 into the game, re-directing a perfect Nick Jensen feed in the slot. He also drew an assist on Lars Eller's empty-net goal that rounded out the scoring in the final frame. The 33-year-old is enjoying another standout campaign offensively, leading the Washington Capitals in points (24), goals (nine) and assists (15). He's also shooting a blistering 22.0 percent, well above his previous career high of 15.5 set in 2015-16.

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    Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Two assists in Sunday's win

    Nicklas Backstrom notched two power-play assists in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Devils.One game after seeing his five-game point streak snapped, the 33-year-old center got right back to work, setting up T.J. Oshie and Alex Ovechkin for tallies with the man advantage. Backstrom is averaging better than a point a game for the first time since 2016-17, piling up eight goals and 22 points through 17 contests to begin the season.

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    Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Point streak at five games

    Nicklas Backstrom scored his eighth goal of the season in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Sabres.It came on the power play. Backstrom is playing like a much younger man -- he's on a five-game scoring streak and has put up points in 13 of 15 games (eight goals, 12 assists). The extra time in the offseason may have been the perfect tonic for the 33-year-old.

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    Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Keeps rolling in road defeat

    Nicklas Backstrom scored a goal on his only shot and had two PIM in a 6-3 loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday.Backstrom picked Evgeni Malkin's pocket in front of the Pittsburgh net and slipped a backhander through Tristan Jarry to pull the Washington Capitals to within 4-3. The goal extended Backstrom's point streak to three games (two goals, three assists), although his fantasy managers might want to look away from his 2-for-14 performance on faceoffs (12.5 percent). The 33-year-old has been exceptionally consistent in 2020-21, landing on the scoresheet in all but two of his 13 contests, and leads the Caps in points (17), goals (six), assists (11) and power-play points (six).

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    Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Delivers three points in loss

    Nicklas Backstrom scored a goal and two assists in Sunday's 7-4 loss to the Flyers.The Caps' top line of Backstrom, Alex Ovechkin and Tom Wilson got almost no help from the rest of the roster in this one, as Lars Eller's assist was the only point produced by a Washington player outside of that trio. Backstrom has been one of the few constants in the team's patchwork lineup through the early part of the season, recording five multi-point efforts against only two goose eggs through 12 games en route to six goals and 17 points.

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    Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Bags apple Thursday

    Nicklas Backstrom recorded an assist during Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Rangers.The helper moves Backstrom into a tie for tenth on the league leaderboard with five goals and 14 points in 11 games. The Swedish playmaker is an automatic start.

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    Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Fifth in NHL scoring with hot start

    Backtrom scored a goal and added two assists in a 4-3 overtime win over the Bruins on Saturday.Nicklas Backstrom is on a five-game, nine-point streak (three goals, six assists) and has 13 points, including five goals, in nine games so far. That puts him fifth in the NHL in scoring, ahead of Nathan MacKinnon and Anze Kopitar. Backstrom can't possibly keep up this torrid pace -- he last produced like this in the second and third years of his 14-season career. Milk this for all it's worth and maybe even consider trading high.

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    Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Extends point streak

    Nicklas Backstrom tallied two power-play assists and two shots during Thursday's 6-3 victory over the Islanders.Backstrom has compiled two goals and six points over a four-game point streak. The 33-year-old has been a dependable producer during his career and his floor should remain fairly solid once Alex Ovechkin (COVID-19 protocols) and Evgeny Kuznetsov (COVID-19 protocols) return to action and draw some attention from opposing defenses.

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    Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Expected to play Thursday

    Nicklas Backstrom (undisclosed) is expected to be in the lineup Thursday against the Islanders, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.Backstrom was forced out late in the third period of Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Islanders but should be good to go when the puck drops Thursday. With Lars Eller (upper body) not expected to play, the 33-year-old playmaker could even see a slight uptick in minutes, so make sure he's in your lineups.

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    Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Can't finish Tuesday's game

    Nicklas Backstrom went to the locker room in the third period and did not return to Tuesday's game versus the Islanders, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.After the game, head coach Peter Laviolette had no update on Backstrom's status. Lars Eller (upper body) also couldn't finish Tuesday's game. The Washington Capitals' center depth is being tested with Evgeny Kuznetsov (COVID-19 protocols) out. It's unclear if Backstrom will be ready to go for Thursday's rematch with the Islanders.