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Nicklas Backstrom

Hockey Star Failed Doping Test Before Gold Medal Game

AP | LARRY LAGE | Posted 02.24.2014 | Sports

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Sweden center Nicklas Backstrom watched from the athletes village as his teammates lost to Canada in the Olympic hockey gold-me...

Caps Star Suspended For Cross-Check

AP | Posted 06.17.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom has been suspended by the NHL for one game after cross-checking Boston Bruins forward ...

Caps Coach Accuses Bruins Of Headhunting

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 06.17.2012 | Sports

ARLINGTON, Va. — Leave the euphemisms about playing with an "edge" or "emotion" to Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien and his players. There are...

Rookie On Track To Start At Goalie For Caps

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.09.2012 | DC

As injuries plague their top two goaltenders, the Washington Capitals may have to turn to a rookie for the responsibility of a playoff opener. With...

Elbowed Nicklas Backstrom Returns To Practice

AP | Posted 01.05.2012 | DC

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom is practicing again, two days after taking an elbow to the head. Backstrom took part i...

Ovechkin Scores 2 As Capitals Upend Sabres 3-1

AP | By JOSEPH WHITE | Posted 12.30.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Alex Ovechkin scored early and late, Tomas Vokoun made 25 saves, and the Washington Capitals got one back against one of their worst nem...

Nicklas Backstrom Leads Capitals Past Coyotes 4-3

AP | By HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 11.21.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Nicklas Backstrom scored early in the third period, then set up Brooks Laich's power-play goal, helping the Capitals rally from a two-go...

Capitals Fall To Devils In Shootout

AP | Posted 01.12.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- David Clarkson scored in the fourth round of the shootout, after Johan Hedberg made a pad save on Nicklas Backstrom, and the New Jersey ...

Caps Rally From 3 Down To Beat Ducks In OT

AP | By DAVID GINSBURG | Posted 01.01.2012 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- Nicklas Backstrom scored the tying goal with 42 seconds left in regulation, then added the game-winner at 2:18 of overtime to lift the W...

Capitals Rout Red Wings 7-1; Vokoun Makes 32 Saves

AP | Posted 12.23.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Mike Green had two goals and two assists, Matthieu Perreault added two goals, and the Washington Capitals routed the Detroit Red Wings 7...

Johansson, Backstrom Score In Capitals' 2-1 Win Over Ottawa

AP | Posted 12.15.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Capitals were not particularly happy about the way they played after their 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday n...