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Topic - Nicklas Bäckström
Nicklas Backstrom was tied with Alex Ovechkin with a team-high 79 points, but he was a liability 5-on-5.
It came right down to the final moment of the final regular-season game for the Tampa Bay Lightning to secure home-ice advantage against the Montreal Canadiens in the first round of the playoffs.
Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin says he would like to see Adam Oates return as head coach next season He wasn't alone..
The Capitals say they owe it to their fans to play hard. Nicklas Backstrom wonders if the pressure got to them.
Alex Ovechkin took his place in the NHL record book and helped the Washington Capitals keep pace in the playoff race.
Alex Ovechkin scoree his 50th goal and the Caps kept their slim playoff hopes alive by beating the slumping St. Louis Blues 4-1 on Tuesday night.
The Capitals scored two goals in the 2nd period to tie the game up at 3-3.
With points at a premium for the playoff-chasing Washington Capitals, rookie Evgeny Kuznetsov was the difference for his struggling team.
Troy Brouwer scored twice and Nicklas Backstrom had the other goal for Washington. The Capitals have lost three straight.
This time, the shootout win went to the Nashville Predators.
The Capitals managed to fight back to gain a point, but they fell short in a shootout loss to the Predators.
Caps fans can breathe a sigh of relief. Nicklas Backstrom was out taking regular shifts on the Capitals second line with Evgeny Kuznetsov and Troy Brouwer.
Nicklas Backstrom, Mikhail Grabovski and Jack Hillen all hope to be in the lineup Saturday afternoon against the Boston Bruins.
Why was Nicklas Backstrom held out of the game after the second period on Tuesday? Capitals head coach Adam Oates explained postgame.
Since moving Jay Beagle to the top line the Caps' most offensive unit has not scored an even strength goal. It hasn't allowed one, either.
"For me the season is not over," he said. "Right now it's time to relax and spend time with my family again. I'm excited about playing in front of my family and friends. I can't imagine."
On Sunday night he said that trust remains.