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Nicklas Backstrom

  1. Playoff matchups: Bruins begin title defense against Capitals

    Apr 7, 2012, 11:02 PM EDT

    Washington Capitals v Boston Bruins

    Washington gets a rare chance to be flat-out underdogs in the playoffs.

  2. Capitals can increase pressure on Sabres by beating Lightning Monday

    Apr 2, 2012, 8:45 AM EDT

    Nicklas Backstrom

    It’s also worth watching Steven Stamkos, who is four goals away from 60.

  3. Leafs shock Sabres; Capitals earn shootout win

    Mar 31, 2012, 10:09 PM EDT

    Nicklas Backstrom

    Washington might also have a chance at the Southeast Division title.

  4. Tough start for Sabres: Thomas Vanek might be injured

    Mar 31, 2012, 8:03 PM EDT

    Thomas Vanek

    They’re also down 1-0 to Toronto while Washington leads Montreal through the first period.

  5. Nicklas Backstrom returns to Caps lineup tonight

    Mar 31, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

    Nicklas Backstrom

    He’s been out since early January with a concussion, missing 40 games in all.

  6. Caps goalie Vokoun is “available” to play Thursday

    Mar 28, 2012, 1:57 PM EDT

    Tomas Vokoun

    He’d just like to throw it out there.

  7. Nicklas Backstrom to travel with Caps to Boston; return imminent? (Update: Nope)

    Mar 28, 2012, 11:39 AM EDT

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    Nashville Predators v Washington Capitals

    It’s just a one-game road trip and the Caps are in desperation mode. Do the math.

  8. Could Washington get Backstrom back this weekend?

    Mar 27, 2012, 4:52 PM EDT

    Nashville Predators v Washington Capitals

    Participation in battle drills has fueled speculation.

  9. Backstrom practices with Caps

    Mar 26, 2012, 12:28 PM EDT

    Nashville Predators v Washington Capitals

    First time he’s done that since suffering a concussion on Jan 3.

  10. Tonight on NBCSN: Capitals seek win vs Wild to make up lost ground

    Mar 25, 2012, 1:07 AM EDT

    Alex Ovechkin

    Alex Ovechkin will look to extend his goal scoring streak to five games.

  11. Good news in Washington: Nicklas Backstrom cleared to practice

    Mar 24, 2012, 11:30 AM EDT

    Nicklas Backstrom

    The Caps get a boost when they need it most.

  12. Duncan Keith suspended five games for elbowing Daniel Sedin

    Mar 23, 2012, 6:11 PM EDT

    NHL: Vancouver Canucks at Chicago Blackhawks

    Brendan Shanahan called the hit “dangerous” and “reckless.”

  13. PHT Morning Skate: Where Morozov is a legend

    Mar 23, 2012, 7:19 AM EDT

    Russia's Alexei Morozov (C) celebrates a

    Enjoy Friday’s collection of links.

  14. Rehabbing Backstrom will do “more and more” next week

    Mar 21, 2012, 1:16 PM EDT

    Nicklas Backstrom

    Could the Caps get their top center back for the playoffs?

  15. Optimism in Washington — Backstrom making good progress

    Mar 15, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

    Nicklas Backstrom

    The Capitals’ top center spoke with reporters today.

  16. Things looking up in D.C.: Backstrom is skating again

    Mar 14, 2012, 11:23 AM EDT

    Nicklas Backstrom

    First, a four-game win streak and now their top playmaker is feeling better.

  17. Sounds like Alex Ovechkin isn’t having much fun in Washington

    Mar 10, 2012, 10:29 AM EDT

    Alex Ovechkin

    Olaf Kolzig: “I think part of it is he’s feeling a little not as loved as he used to be.”

  18. Pietrangelo, Shattenkirk are becoming stars for Blues

    Mar 9, 2012, 8:30 AM EDT

    St Louis Blues v Phoenix Coyotes

    The two defensemen are the team’s third and fourth leading scorers this season.

  19. Caps deny Backstrom in Sweden to see concussion specialist

    Mar 5, 2012, 12:04 PM EDT

    Backstrom Getty

    Refuting claims from a Swedish newspaper report.

  20. Caps GM admits Ovechkin has played at 242 pounds

    Mar 1, 2012, 2:32 PM EDT

    Ovi

    But he’s in “terrific shape right now.”

  21. Who would you bet on to win the Stanley Cup?

    Feb 28, 2012, 6:28 PM EDT

    Canucks score

    The Canucks are the favorites.

  22. Capitals GM didn’t want to “chase a bad deal”

    Feb 27, 2012, 8:40 PM EDT

    Washington Capitals Press Conference Introducing New Head Coach Dale Hunter

    No bold moves, but this bold statement: the Capitals could beat “any team” in the East with a healthy Nicklas Backstrom.

  23. PHT’s Top 10 trade deadline storylines

    Feb 27, 2012, 7:01 PM EDT

    Rick Nash

    Rick Nash stays in Columbus, gets chucked under bus.

  24. Capitals put Nicklas Backstrom on LTIR

    Feb 27, 2012, 9:37 AM EDT

    Nicklas Backstrom

    The Caps will have a lot of cap space to play with today.

  25. Ovechkin leaves practice after eight minutes (Updated)

    Feb 22, 2012, 12:05 PM EDT

    Alex Ovechkin

    Is he hurt? Will he play tonight in Ottawa? Short answer: Not sure.

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