Latest Nicklas Backstrom News

Buchnevich, Husso lead Blues to 5-1 win over Capitals

Jan. 07, 2022 23:47 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Pavel Buchnevich had two goals and an assist, Ville Husso stopped 26 shots and the St. Louis Blues beat the Washington Capitals 5-1 Friday night. Torey Krug, Oskar Sundqvist and Ivan Barbashev also scored to help the Blues improve to 8-2-2 in their last 12 games,...

Tied atop NHL, Capitals get players back from virus protocol

Jan. 04, 2022 16:35 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Tied for the most points in the NHL, the Washington Capitals are faring better in the ongoing battle against the coronavirus than many of their rivals. The Capitals navigated a stretch in which top players Nicklas Backstrom, Evgeny Kuznetsov, T.J. Oshie and...

Nico Hischier scores in overtime, Devils beat Capitals 4-3

Jan. 02, 2022 18:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nico Hischier scored his second goal of the game with 2:04 left in overtime to give the New Jersey Devils a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday. Washington rallied late in regulation to force overtime, with Nic Dowd pulling the...

Kuznetsov scores late goal, Capitals beat Predators 5-3

Dec. 29, 2021 23:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Evgeny Kuznetsov scored a late short-handed goal in his return from an 18-day absence to put the Washington Capitals ahead for good in a 5-3 victory over the Nashville Predators on Wednesday night. Kuznetsov converted on a crafty wrist shot from a tight angle to...

Kempe scores winner, Kings rally past undermanned Caps 3-2

Dec. 19, 2021 23:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Adrian Kempe scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period to give the Los Angeles Kings a 3-2 win over the undermanned Washington Capitals on Sunday night. Washington was missing forwards Nicklas Backstrom, Evgeny Kuznetsov, T.J. Oshie and Michael...

Capitals F Nicklas Backstrom returns from left hip injury

Dec. 16, 2021 00:18 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom is in for the Washington Capitals. Evgeny Kuznetsov is out. Backstrom made his season debut Wednesday night against the Chicago Blackhawks after being sidelined by a left hip injury. He picked up an assist in Washington's 5-4 overtime loss. ...

Caleb Jones scores in OT as Blackhawks beat Capitals 5-4

Dec. 16, 2021 00:15 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Caleb Jones saw the puck just sitting there, right in front of the net. And he pounced. “Kind of just had that feeling, you better not miss this,” Jones said. He didn't. Jones scored his first goal of the season 1:21 into overtime,...

Capitals rout Penguins 6-1 in Crosby's return

Nov. 14, 2021 22:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — With three of their top offensive players out, the Washington Capitals are still right there atop the Metropolitan Division. Even Sidney Crosby's return couldn't help Pittsburgh keep up. Garnet Hathaway scored his third goal in two...

Fucale posts shutout in NHL debut, Capitals blank Red Wings

Nov. 11, 2021 23:25 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Zach Fucale became the first goaltender in Capitals history to post a shutout in his NHL debut, stopping 21 shots as Washington beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-0 Thursday night. Dmitry Orlov and Lars Eller scored 10 seconds apart in the first period as the...

Brassard, Couturier score to lead Flyers past Capitals 2-1

Nov. 06, 2021 22:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Derick Brassard and Sean Couturier scored in the second period, Martin Jones stopped 31 shots and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Washington Capitals 2-1 on Saturday night. Brassard, who had just returned to the ice after being penalized for bench...