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Nicklas Backstrom

  1. Optimism in Washington — Backstrom making good progress

    Mar 15, 2012, 2:00 PM EST

    Nicklas Backstrom

    The Capitals’ top center spoke with reporters today.

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

    Mar 14, 2012, 11:23 AM EST

    Nicklas Backstrom

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

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

    Mar 10, 2012, 10:29 AM EST

    Alex Ovechkin

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

  4. Pietrangelo, Shattenkirk are becoming stars for Blues

    Mar 9, 2012, 8:30 AM EST

    St Louis Blues v Phoenix Coyotes

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

  5. Caps deny Backstrom in Sweden to see concussion specialist

    Mar 5, 2012, 12:04 PM EST

    Backstrom Getty

    Refuting claims from a Swedish newspaper report.

  6. Caps GM admits Ovechkin has played at 242 pounds

    Mar 1, 2012, 2:32 PM EST

    Ovi

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

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

    Feb 28, 2012, 6:28 PM EST

    Canucks score

    The Canucks are the favorites.

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

    Feb 27, 2012, 8:40 PM EST

    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.

  9. PHT’s Top 10 trade deadline storylines

    Feb 27, 2012, 7:01 PM EST

    Rick Nash

    Rick Nash stays in Columbus, gets chucked under bus.

  10. Capitals put Nicklas Backstrom on LTIR

    Feb 27, 2012, 9:37 AM EST

    Nicklas Backstrom

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

  11. Ovechkin leaves practice after eight minutes (Updated)

    Feb 22, 2012, 12:05 PM EST

    Alex Ovechkin

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

  12. Capitals’ trade deadline plan is quite cloudy

    Feb 21, 2012, 8:56 PM EST

    Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom, Mike Knuble,  Alexander Semin

    Should Capitals be buyers or sellers?

  13. Mike Green felt good about his return

    Feb 19, 2012, 11:10 AM EST

    Mike Green

    Sure losing the game was bad, but hey.

  14. Can McPhee save the season in Washington?

    Feb 14, 2012, 1:43 PM EST

    McPhee

    The Capitals’ GM is reportedly “burning up the phone lines” prior to the Feb. 27 trade deadline.

  15. Tonight on NBCSN: Sharks road trip rolls into Washington for showdown with the Capitals

    Feb 13, 2012, 8:04 AM EST

    Alex Ovechkin, Dan Boyle

    It’s the second game of a nine game trip for San Jose.

  16. Brooks Laich is indestructible, game-time decision to play tonight

    Feb 7, 2012, 11:35 AM EST

    Brooks Laich

    Are we sure Laich isn’t actually Wolverine in disguise?

  17. Ovechkin on leading shorthanded Capitals: “I like when it’s tough”

    Feb 6, 2012, 8:37 PM EST

    Alex Ovechkin Andrei Kostitsyn

    Ovechkin should be happy against the Panthers on Tuesday, then.

  18. Brooks Laich misses practice, Hunter says he’s day-to-day

    Feb 6, 2012, 1:08 PM EST

    Karl Alzner, Brooks Laich

    Laich hasn’t missed a game due to injury since the 2009-2010 season.

  19. Slump busted: Boston gets back to normal after dumping Washington

    Feb 5, 2012, 3:40 PM EST

    Brad Marchand, Tomas Vokoun

    Brooks Laich’s injury may have made it a costly loss for Washington.

  20. Today on NBCSN: Bruins hope the Capitals can be their slumpbuster

    Feb 5, 2012, 9:45 AM EST

    Boston Bruins v Washington Capitals

    The Bruins are 4-5-1 in their last 10 games.

  21. The Capitals are trying to move on from Rene Bourque

    Feb 4, 2012, 2:13 PM EST

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    Rene Bourque

    Don’t expect any fireworks between the two sides today.

  22. Rechlicz on waivers, won’t get to avenge Backstrom

    Feb 3, 2012, 1:43 PM EST

    Joel Rechlicz

    He’ll have to fight someone in the AHL instead.

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