Capitals Insider: Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 08/23/2011

Statistical analysis: Will Nicklas Backstrom have a bounce-back season?

The Capitals’ star center struggled to career lows last year.

By Neil Greenberg  |  11:39 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 05/12/2011

Reviewing the Capitals’ 2010-11 season: Nicklas Backstrom

The slide from 101 points to 65 was surprisingly sharp for the Capitals’ No. 1 center.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:15 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 05/06/2011

Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom: ‘I wasn’t as good as I should be’ in playoffs

The Capitals’ top center says he is disappointed in his playoff performance.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:33 PM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 04/27/2011

Statistical analysis: What’s causing Nicklas Backstrom’s slump?

Statistical analysis: The Swedish center has been taking too many defensive faceoffs.

By Neil Greenberg  |  11:58 AM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 03/02/2011

Nicklas Backstrom continues to play through thumb injury

It's been more than a week since Nicklas Backstrom fractured his thumb after getting slashed against the Penguins, and while the center hasn't missed any games, he hasn't looked 100 percent himself, either. Asked after practice Wednesday about how the thumb has hindered him, the 23-year-old Swede didn't say much....

By Greg Schimmel  |  03:32 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:47 PM ET, 10/16/2010

Caps 3, Predators 2 (OT)

Coach Bruce Boudreau couldn't say whether Michal Neuvirth had played a better game in his brief NHL career than his 37-save performance against the Predators on Saturday night. Regardless, one thing was certain: Neuvirth was the primary reason the Capitals remained within reach of Nashville through the first half of...

By Katie Carrera  |  11:47 PM ET, 10/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 10/13/2010

Boudreau: Nicklas Backstrom, Tomas Fleischmann not switching lines

Following this morning's optional skate, Capitals Coach Bruce Boudreau found particular humor in the speculation he was considering moving superstar center Nicklas Backstrom to the second line and promoting Tomas Fleischmann to skate with Alex Ovechkin and Mike Knuble on the first line. While Backstrom and Fleischmann did swap spots...

By Gene Wang  |  11:32 AM ET, 10/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 10/03/2010

Backstrom out against Predators, Neuvirth to start

Nicklas Backstrom won't play in Sunday's matinee contest against the Nashville Predators because the Capitals center is sporting 14 stitches in his leg after the puck went through his shin pad when he was blocking a shot against Columbus on Friday. Backstrom blocked two shots in Friday's game, one at...

By Katie Carrera  |  10:54 AM ET, 10/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)