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Nicklas Backstrom

Shoots:
Left
Height:
6' 1"
Weight:
208 lbs
Age:
27
Born:
Nov 23, 1987
Gavle, Sweden
Drafted:
2006 - round 1, 4th overall by Was
G A Pts +/- PPG
2014-15 Regular Season
10 24 34 3 0

Backstrom had his first career regular season hat trick as the Capitals held on to defeat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2.

Backstrom scored two second period goals and completed the natural hat trick early in the third. He now has eight goals on the season, to go with 22 assists.

Backstrom had his 21st and 22nd assists of the season in Tuesday's win at Tampa Bay.

Backstrom is averaging exactly 1.0 point per game with five goals and 22 assists in 27 contests.

Backstrom had a goal with an assist Thursday.

This snapped a three-game point drought.

Backstrom recorded his fifth assist in Wednesday's loss at Edmonton.

Three of Backstrom's five assists have come on the power play.

Backstrom scored his first goal of the season in Thursday's victory over New Jersey.

Backstrom's goal pushed his point total to five through four games. His four assists are tied with John Carlson for the team lead.

Backstrom notched a pair of assists in Tuesday's 6-5 shootout loss to San Jose.

Backstrom has two assists in each of the last two games.

Data provided by STATS LLC.

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Mon, Dec 22

7:00 ET

OTT (14-13-6, 34 pts)
WAS (16-10-6, 38 pts)

Tue, Dec 23

7:00 ET

WAS (16-10-6, 38 pts)
NYR (16-10-4, 36 pts)

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