Latest Nicklas Backstrom News

Banged-up Capitals: Surgery possible for Backstrom, Wilson

May. 15, 2022 14:02 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom gutted through a hip injury that caused him to miss the first two months of the season, and Tom Wilson as hard as he tried couldn’t do the same in the playoffs on a bad knee. Now it’s possible neither is on the ice when the puck drops...

Caps out in 1st round for 4th time since winning Cup in 2018

May. 14, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin thinks it's pretty messed up that the Washington Capitals haven't won a playoff series since hoisting the Stanley Cup in 2018. This time, they have only themselves to blame. “We have it, but we just blow it away,” Ovechkin said...

Comeback Cats do it again, rally to top Caps 5-3 in Game 5

May. 11, 2022 23:22 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Carter Verhaeghe was brought to the Florida Panthers for big postseason moments. Like this one. Verhaeghe set a Panthers franchise playoff record with a five-point night — two goals, three assists — and the Comeback Cats pulled off another...

Panthers rout Capitals 5-1 in Game 2 to even series

May. 05, 2022 23:08 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The bounce-back game that the Florida Panthers needed started, perhaps fittingly, with a puck that took a fortuitous bounce. A burst here. A burst there. And just like that, series tied. Aleksander Barkov and Carter Verhaeghe each had a goal and...

Capitals rally late, stun top-seeded Panthers 4-2 in Game 1

May. 03, 2022 22:56 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — T.J. Oshie didn't see his go-ahead goal get into the net. The Florida Panthers didn't see this coming, either. And right away, the top overall seed in the Stanley Cup playoffs finds itself in some trouble. Oshie scored the go-ahead goal midway...

What it takes for NHL playoff contenders to win Stanley Cup

May. 02, 2022 02:27 AM EDT

The path to the Stanley Cup is rarely a straight line. Sometimes it’s the direction a puck takes when it banks off the post and in — or out. Four years ago, Artemi Panarin clanked a shot off the post late in regulation that could have put Columbus up three games to none in the...

Hunt's 3rd-period goal lifts Rangers past Capitals 3-2

Apr. 29, 2022 22:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Dryden Hunt scored the go-ahead goal in the third period, Alexandar Georgiev made 34 saves and the New York Rangers downed the Washington Capitals 3-2 in the regular-season finale on Friday night. The Capitals' loss means the Pittsburgh Penguins take the No. 3 seed...

Ovechkin injury clouds Capitals' outlook week from playoffs

Apr. 26, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin missed a game because of injury for just the 25th time in his 17-year NHL career. All of those have come in the regular season. He has never missed one in the playoffs. Ovechkin was ruled out of the Washington Capitals' game Tuesday...

Capitals blank Coyotes 2-0, complete successful road trip

Apr. 23, 2022 02:36 AM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Conor Sheary scored in the first period, John Carlson scored an empty-net goal and Vitek Vanecek picked up his fourth shutout of the season as the Washington Capitals beat the Arizona Coyotes 2-0 Friday night for their seventh win in nine games. The Capitals,...

Eller scores, Capitals beat Bruins for 3rd consecutive win

Apr. 10, 2022 17:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lars Eller got comfortable back at center, and the Washington Capitals seem to have found a groove after a bump in the road. Returning to his natural position after two games on the wing, Eller scored the go-ahead goal and assisted on another Sunday to help the...