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Nicklas Backstrom

Nicklas Backstrom

Washington Capitals

Backstrom got power-play and empty-net goals in the third period of the 5-2 win over Las Vegas.

Fantasy Impact: With 15 points in 18 games (-1) and playing on the Caps top line, Backstrom is a good choice in fantasy.

 

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Backstrom helped Alex Ovechkin in the second period of the 5-4 overtime win over Florida.

Fantasy Impact: With 13 points in 17 games (-1), Backstrom is not quite matching last year's pace, but expect him to catch up and turn in another 70+ point season.

 

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Backstrom helped John Carlson twice and then Alex Ovechkin for the game-tying goal as the Caps defeated Toronto 4-3 in overtime.

Fantasy Impact: Playing on the top line, Backstrom is a steady source of points for fantasy.

 

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Backstrom scored in the second period and helped John Carlson (PPG) for the game-winner in the 4-3 victory over Toronto.

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy players can expect good results from the first-line center.

 

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Backstrom assisted Evgeny Kuznetzov in the second period as the Caps defeated the Dallas Stars 4-1.

Fantasy Impact: With five points in four games (-1), Backstrom appears headed for another solid season.

 

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Backstrom's goal at the end of the third period made it 3-3 but the Caps lost in overtime on Tuesday. Backstrom also assisted John Carlson in the second period.

Fantasy Impact: At three points in four games (-1), Backstrom is looking good for fantasy.

 

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Backstrom helped T.J. Oshie in the second period for the game winner on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: A very consistent player, Backstrom will likely match last season's 74 points.

 

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Nicklas Backstrom scored a goal and dished out an assist in Washington's 4-3 OT win over the Carolina Hurricanes Saturday afternoon.

Fantasy Impact: Backstrom now has four points in two games played this post-season. He will attempt to help Washington repeat winning another Stanley Cup title this year.

 

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Nicklas Backstrom scored two goals one of which came on the power-play in Washington's 4-2 win over the Hurricanes in Game One.

Fantasy Impact: Backstrom as usual played a very critical role in Washington's Game One victory over the Carolina Hurricanes Thursday evening. The Swedish veteran now has 33 career playoff goals in 117 games played.

 

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Backstrom scored in the first and second periods, and helped Alex Ovechkin in the third as the Caps won 6-3 on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: With 73 pints in 78 games (21 goals), Backstrom has been well worth it for his fantasy owners.

 

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Backstrom topped off the game at 4-1 over the Hurricanes.

Fantasy Impact: Backstrom will look for his 20th goal over the last few games, but at 70 points in 76 games he has already rewarded his fantasy owners.

 

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Backstrom helped Tom Wilson in the second period as the Caps defeated the Devils 4-1.

Fantasy Impact: At 68 points in 72 games (+4), Backstrom is excellent for fantasy.

 

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Backstrom helped Jakub Vrana in the first period and John Carlson (PPG) in the third period as the Caps lost 5-3 on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Racking up close to a point a game, Backstrom is worth picking up in fantasy if available.

 

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Backstrom scored first as the Caps defeated Winnipeg 3-1 on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: At 65 points in 68 games (+5), Backstrom is definitely a good pickup in fantasy if available.

 

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Backstrom's goal came in the third period of the 3-0 victory on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: With six points in the last five games and almost a point-a-game guy, Backstrom is a good play for fantasy.

 

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Backstrom helped Alex Oveckin on the power play and then scored himself in the second period of the Caps 5-3 win on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: With seven points in his last five games (63 in 66, +3), Backstrom is very good in fantasy.

 

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Backstrom helped John Carlson and T.J. Oshie in the second period of the Caps 7-2 victory on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: At almost a point a game, fantasy players won't often miss if they own Backstrom.

 

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Backstrom notched the Caps first goal and then made it 5-3 in the third period but they were unable to hold the lead, defeated the Rangers 6-5 in overtime.

Fantasy Impact: Although he has 58 points in 62 games (+1), Feburary has been a slow month for him.

 

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Nicklas Backstrom scored two goals in a win against the Rangers on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: The two goals brought Backstrom up to 15 this season to go with 58 points overall. It's been a pretty solid season once again for him.

 

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Backstrom helped T.J. Oshie in the first period of the 3-2 victory on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy players can count on a point or two from Backstrom in almost every game.

 

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Backstrom helped Evgeny Kuznetsov for the game winner (PPG) in the third period of the 4-3 victory.

Fantasy Impact: With 52 points in 50 games (+9) and a four-game streak going, Backstrom is a very good play in fantasy.

 

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Backstrom helped Alex Ovechkin in the first and second periods of the Caps 7-6 overtime loss on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: With 49 points in 48 games (+9), you can't go wrong with Backstrom in fantasy.

 

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Backstrom helped John Carlson in the third period as the Caps were defeated 8-5 by the Blackhawks.

Fantasy Impact: With 47 points in 47 games (+11), Backstrom is a solid play in fantasy.

 

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The Caps were already down 3-0 when Backstrom scored on the power play in the second period of a game they went on to lose 7-2.

Fantasy Impact: At 46 points in 45 games (+11), Backstrom is an excellent play in fantasy.

 

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Backstrom's goal came in the third period of the Caps 4-2 defeat of the Bruins.

Fantasy Impact: With 45 points in 42 games (+14) and playing on the top line of a first-place team, Backstrom should be on your fantasy team if you can afford him.

 

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Backstrom skated in Wedneday's practice, making it likely he is sufficiently recovered from the illness that kept him out on Tuesday to play versus the Bruins. (Source: Isabelle Khurshudyan via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With 44 points in 41 games (+11), Backstrom is key for the Caps and for fantasy players.

 

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Backstrom helped Michal Kempny in the first period as the Caps lost 6-3 to the Predators.

Fantasy Impact: A steady, reliable fantasy option, Backstrom has 44 points in 38 games (+14).

 

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Backstrom helped Tyler Lewington in the first period of the Caps 3-2 victory on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: With 43 points in 33 games (+16), Backstrom is easily outpacing last season and is a very good choice in fantasy.

 

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Backstrom helped John Carlson for an empty-netter as the Caps defeated the Hurricanes 3-1.

Fantasy Impact: With 42 points in 32 games and a lovely +16 on the ice, Backstrom is a good pick for fantasy.

 

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Backstrom helped Matt Niskanen in the first period as the Caps shut out Ottawa 4-0.

Fantasy Impact: With 41 points in 35 games (+16), Backstrom is putting up excellent numbers and should be played in fantasy.

 

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Backstrom helped Alex Ovechkin to tie the game at 3-3 in the second period on Saturday, as the Caps defeated Buffalo in the shootout.

Fantasy Impact: With forty points in 32 games (+15!), Backstrom should be played in fantasy.

 

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Backstrom helped Alex Ovechkin (PPG) in the third period of the Caps 6-5 shootout victory over the Hurricanes.

Fantasy Impact: At 39 points in 31 games (+14) , Backstrom is among the top ten centers in the NHL and should be played in fantasy.

 

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Backstrom helped Alex Ovechkin for all three of his hat trick goals, and by the way, T.J. Oshie.

Fantasy Impact: Playing on the top line of a hot team, Backstrom is an excellent play in fantasy. His 38 points are tied for fourth among NHL centers.

 

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Backstrom helped Alex Ovechkin for an empty-netter as the Caps defeated Arizona 4-2.

Fantasy Impact: With 34 points in 28 games (+11), Backstrom is healthy and hot, and should be played in fantasy.

 

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Backstrom put the Caps on the board 41 seconds into the game, but they lost 6-5 on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: With 33 points in 26 games (+11), Backstrom ranks third among NHL centers, making him an excellent choice in fantasy.

 

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Backstrom scored in the first period and in the third period with a power-play goal that was the game winner and then and empty-netter. He also helped Andre Burakovskym, garnering four points in the Caps 6-3 defeat of New Jersey.

Fantasy Impact: With 32 points in 25 games (+11), Backstrom is a hot center on a hot team and should be played in fantasy.

 

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Backstrom helped Tom Wilson in the first period and Alex Ovechkin twice in the third period of the Caps 4-1 win over the NY Islanders.

Fantasy Impact: At 28 points in 24 games (+7), Backstrom is playing well and is a very good player for fantasy.

 

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Backstrom helped Tom Wilson score the first goal of the Caps 3-1 victory on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: At 25 points in 22 games (+6), Backstrom is in the top tier of centers. He should be played in fantasy.

 

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Backstrom helped Tom Wilson in the first period as the Caps defeated Chicago 4-2.

Fantasy Impact: At 24 points in 21 games (+6), Backstrom is tied with Alex Ovechkin for the team lead and definitely should be played in fantasy.

 

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Backstrom's wrist shot made it 4-3 in the second period of the 5-4 overtime win on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: With 23 points in twenty games (+6), Backstrom is hot and should be a fantasy choice.

 

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The Caps defeated the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 in overtime. Backstrom also helped Alex Ovechkin in the second period.

Fantasy Impact: With 22 points in 19 games (+5), Backstrom is a fantasy pick in every format.

 

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Backstrom helped T.J. Oshie for the Caps final goal in their 5-2 victory over Minnesota.

Fantasy Impact: Now on a six-game point streak, Backstrom's twenty points in 17 games mark an excellent start to the season.

 

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Backstrom's wrist shot came in the second period of the Caps 4-1 loss on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: With 19 points in 15 games, Backstrom is on a six-game streak and well worth picking in fantasy.

 

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Backstrom helped Matt Niskanen for a power-play in the second period as the Caps lost 2-1 to the Blue Jackets.

Fantasy Impact: With 18 points in 15 games (+4 on the ice), Backstrom's season has started well and he is a good choice in fantasy.

 

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Backstrom helped Alex Ovechkin for a power-play goal in the second period of the Caps 2-1 win over Pittsburgh.

Fantasy Impact: With 17 points in 14 games, Backstrom is a good player for fantasy.

 

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Backstrom scored in the second period and helped Evgeny Kuznetsov in for a PPG that tied the game, but the Caps lost in overtime on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Running true to form with 15 points in 12 games, Backstrom is a solid choice for fantasy.

 

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Backstrom helped Alex Ovechkin twice and then T.J. Oshie for the final goal of the Caps 5-2 victory on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Thirteen is the magic number, as Backstrom ties team leaders Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetzov and John Carlson in points.

 

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Backstrom helped John Carlson in the first period and Alex Ovechkin (PPG) in the second period of the Caps 4-3 overtime defeat of the NY Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: With points in five of the first six games, Backstrom is starting strong this season.

 

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Backstrom helped Evgeny Kuznetsov (PPG) in the second period of the Caps 4-2 loss to the Maple Leafs.

Fantasy Impact: As center on the Caps second line and a regular on the power play, Backstrom is a solid choice in fantasy. He already has seven points (six assists) in five games.

 

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Backstrom helped Evgeny Kuznetsov in the first period and scored in the third to give the Caps a 3-1 lead as they defeated the Golden Knights 5-2 on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: With six points in three games, Backstrom (and his line) are starting fast this season.

 

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Backstrom helped Jakub Vrana in the first period of the Caps 7-6 OT loss to the Penguins.

Fantasy Impact: The center is looking good so far, with four points in two games.

 

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Backstrom helped T.J. Oshie in the first period, Alex Ovechkin (PP) and John Carlson (PP) in the second period as the Caps wiped out Boston 7-0 in the season opener.

Fantasy Impact: The Caps center looks set for another outstanding season.

 

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Backstrom helped John Carlson for a power play goal in the first period and then scored in the third period of the Caps' 3-2 victory over the Blue Jackets.

Fantasy Impact: With 41 points in 52 games (+3), Backstrom is slightly behind last season's pace.

 

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Backstrom scored at 4:07 to take the game 4-3 over the Blues on Sunday. He also helped Alex Ovechkin in the third period on a power play goal.

Fantasy Impact: With 35 points in 41 games (+7), Backstrom is right where he should be.

 

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Backstrom was the helper on both of Ovechkin's goals, tying and winning the game 5-4 in overtime versus Carolina.

Fantasy Impact: With 33 points in 40 games (+7), Backstrom is not quite matching last year's pace, but all he needs is a hot streak to get there.

 

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Backstrom is sick and is a "game time decision" according to Coach Barry Trotz. (Source: Isabelle Khurshudyan via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With three points on Saturday versus the Devils and 31 points on the season (in 38 games) Backstrom will be missed by his team and in fantasy.

 

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Backstrom helped Christian Djoos in the first period and John Carlson in the second period, then slammed an empty-netter in the third as his contribution to the Caps' 5-2 win over the Devils.

Fantasy Impact: The points came after a four-game drought, but Backstrom's overall stats (31 points in 39 games and +6) make him a fine pick in fantasy.

 

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Backstrom helped Dmitry Orlov in the second period to tie it 2-2 as the Caps defeated the Stars 4-3.

Fantasy Impact: Now on a three-game point streak, the first-liner has 28 points in 34 games overall and is +7 on the ice.

 

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Backstrom's goal came in the third period as the Caps erased a 2-0 deficit to win 3-2 in overtime on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: With three goals in his last five games, Backstrom is heating up and being more aggressive.

 

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The power play team did their job in the second period, in a game where the Caps defeated the Bruins 5-3.

Fantasy Impact: At 26 points in 32 games (+6), Backstrom's stats are in line with his career pace.

 

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Backstrom scored unassisted in the second period to give the Caps a 2-0 lead, as they defeated New York 4-2 on Friday. He also helped Tom Wilson late int he third period.

Fantasy Impact: Looks like Backstrom's goal drought is over, with two in two games. Overall, he has 25 points in 29 games (+3) for a very nice season so far.

 

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Backstrom scored in the first period; he helped Tom Wilson and Brett Connolly in the Caps' 6-2 win over Chicago.

Fantasy Impact: His linemates were determined to get a goal for Backstrom after a 21-game scoreless streak and they succeeded. Meanwhile, the center has 19 assists in 28 games (+2).

 

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Backstrom helped Alex Ovechkin (who else?) for a power play goal late in the second period as the Caps defeated the Blue Jackets 4-3.

Fantasy Impact: With assists in four of the last five games, Backstrom is going strong.

 

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Backstrom helped Alex Ovechkin twice as Ovi had a hat trick in the Caps' 4-2 win over Toronto.

Fantasy Impact: Clearly putting Ovechkin back together with Backstrom has fired them up. Look for points from both.

 

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Backstrom helped Alexander Ovechkin in the first period of the Caps' 3-1 win on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: The new/old line seems to be functioning well, so look for points from Backstrom and Ovechkin.

 

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Reunited with his long-time linemate Alex Ovechkin, Backstrom notched the helper in the first period of the Caps 5-2 defeat of the Senators.

Fantasy Impact: Ovechkin sounded happy with his line in postgame comments, with augurs well for points by both players.

 

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Backstrom helped T.J. Oshie in the first period of the Caps' 3-1 win over Minnesota on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: At 15 points in 20 games, Backstrom is slightly behind his career pace. He's said publicly he's hunting for goals, so hopefully more aggressiveness will pay off.

 

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Backstrom helped T.J. Oshie in the second period of the Caps' 6-3 loss to Nashville.

Fantasy Impact: With 14 points in 18 games (-1), Backstrom looks to regain the star power he had last season.

 

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Backstrom helped Chandler Stephenson in the third period of the Caps' 4-1 win over the Penguins.

Fantasy Impact: Backstrom had been pointless for seven games but Coach Barry Trotz said he was "not worried. Overall, Backstrom has 13 points in 16 games; expect his pace to pick up in fantasy.

 

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The center returned from injury on Oct. 28.

Fantasy Impact: Even with this dry spell, Backstrom has 12 points in 13 games (+1), so be patient.

 

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The center returned to action after an illness with 18.06 playing time (no points) against the Edmonton Oilers.

Fantasy Impact: With 12 points in 10 games, Backstrom's return will boost the Caps' offense.

 

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Backstrom is ill (unspecified) and did not participate in the morning skate. It will be a game-time decision whether he plays tonight (Oct. 26) in Vancouver. (Source: Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: Backstrom has 12 points in nine games (+1). If recently recalled Chandler Stephenson plays, it would be a downgrade.

 

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Backstrom helped Alex Ovechkin as the Caps defeated the Red Wings 4-3.

Fantasy Impact: With twelve points in nine games (+1), Backstrom is off to a fine start this season.

 

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Backstrom assisted T.J. Oshie (twice) and Alex Ovechkin, and then scored the final goal of the Caps' 5-2 win over the Devils.

Fantasy Impact: Backstrom is off to a great start with ten points in five games and +3 on the season.

 

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Backstrom assisted Alex Ovechkin's third period goal as the Caps lost 3-2 to Pittsburgh.

Fantasy Impact: This was Backstrom's sixth point in four games (+3 on the season) so he is off to a fine start.

 

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Backstrom scored in the first period and helped T. J. Oshie twice but the Caps lost to the Lightning 4-3 in overtime.

Fantasy Impact: It's good to see the Caps "second" line coming alive.

 

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Nicklas Backstrom assisted T.J. Oshie and Alex Ovechkin as the Caps won over the Canadiens 6-1.

Fantasy Impact: The first two points of the season are a good sign for the Caps second-line center.

 

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Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and an assist helping the Capitals to a 3-2 overtime win versus Pittsburgh in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Fantasy Impact: He has had a nice playoff run scoring four goals with six assists in nine games. He has been big on the power-play with four power play points in those nine games.

 

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Backstrom had an assist and two shots on goal during Washington's 3-2 win versus Columbus. He played 18:28 minutes in the win.

Fantasy Impact: In his last five games, Backstrom has one goal and five assists. This season in 78 games he has 23 goals and 61 assists with a plus-16 rating.

 

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Nicklas Backstrom was involved in both Capitals goals on Monday night, netting a goal and an assist in the 4-2 loss.

Fantasy Impact: That makes 67 points for Backstrom this season across 65 games played. After a bit of a slow start he's back to producing as expected.

 

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Nicklas Backstrom had a great night on Thursday, scoring a goal and adding two assists while posting a plus-3 rating. One of his assists came on the power-play.

Fantasy Impact: In February, Backstrom has three goals and six assists over five games. The Capitals offense is clicking right now and Backstrom has received a huge boost as a result.

 

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Nicklas Backstrom scored a power-play, eventual game-winning goal versus the Canadiens on Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact: Backstrom's 15th of the season was a three-category cherry for fantasy owners. Through 52 games this season, Backstrom has 15 G and 37 A.

 

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Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and a power-play assist in Monday's 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens.

Fantasy Impact: When Backstrom and teammate Alexander Ovechkin are clicking, big point totals are abundant. The pair was involved in three of the night's four goals.

 

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Backstrom assisted T.J. Oshie in the first period for the only score against the Senators as the Caps earned their fifth straight win.

Fantasy Impact: With 32 points in 35 games, Backstrom is right on his career norm.

 

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Capitals C Nicklas Backstrom scored an unassisted goal and added a power-play assist in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Capitals.

Fantasy Impact: Backstrom now has three goals and four assists in his last three games with just six points coming in the previous 14 games.

 

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Nicklas Backstrom scored his third and fourth goals of the season on Wednesday and added three assists for a five-point game.

Fantasy Impact: And just like that, Backstrom is back on track with 15 points in 16 games this season anfter underachieving through the first 15.

 

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Nicklas Backstrom scored his second goal of the season Tuesday night in a 2-1 OT loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Fantasy Impact: Backstrom only managed two shots and a 43% FOW rate on Tuesday. He'll need to improve quickly to make up for his value lost this season due to his painfully slow start.

 

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Nicklas Backstrom finally scores

Fri, Nov 4th 9:11am EDT
By Roy Widrig

Nicklas Backstrom scored his first goal on the season on Thursday and added two assists in a 4-3 win over the Jets.

Fantasy Impact: After 10 games and 20 shots, Backstrom finally scored. While his purpose on the Caps is mostly to set up Alex Ovechkin, it's nice to finally see a goal sprinkled in to balance his seven assists.

 

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Backstrom recorded two assists as Washington fought back from down 3-0 to force overtime.

Fantasy Impact: Unfortunately they lost so their season is over. Backstrom will be an early round option next year in season-long drafts.

 

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Backstrom scored the only goal of Game 6 to help his team finally eliminate the Flyers. He took only two shots.

Fantasy Impact: He is a top talent who is worth considering in DFS in the next round. His game-winning goal came less than a minute after he got out of the penalty box from his double minor.

 

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Backstrom recorded two assists, one shot and a rating of +1.

Fantasy Impact: He is a top fantasy option who has totaled six points in the first three games of this series.

 

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Backstrom scored a goal on three shots and two assists with a rating of +1.

Fantasy Impact: He is a top-25 player in our ECR and has four points in the first two games of the series.

 

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Nicklas Backstrom scored his first goal since February 2 to make the score 3-2 in Wednesday night's late game.

Fantasy Impact: This was Backstrom's 18th goal of the season in 64 games played.

 

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Nicklas Backstrom was awarded the second star of the game for his three assists, resulting in a hat trick for Alex Ovechkin.

Fantasy Impact: Backstrom now has 52 points (17 goals, 35 assists) in 50 games.

 

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Nicklas Backstrom's second period play was key in taking the Caps from a 3-1 deficit to a 5-3 lead on Sunday night in New York.

Fantasy Impact: Backstrom tops the Caps with 31 points in 29 games played.

 

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Nicklas Backstrom notched the first score of the game on Monday night, along with two third-period assists that put the game away.

Fantasy Impact: The Caps are undefeated when they score first, so Backstrom coming out strong was key. He has 27 points in 26 games played.

 

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Re-united with Alex Ovechkin in the Caps top line, Nicklas Backstrom scored a first period goal to tie the game at 1-1, and then sent a great pass to Ovechkin in the third period to tie the game at 2-2.

Fantasy Impact: Backstrom now has 15 points in 15 games played.

 

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Nicklas Backstrom shot a buzzer-beater with 1.7 seconds on the clock to send the Caps-Leafs game to overtime.

Fantasy Impact: Backstrom now has 11 points in ten games played.

 

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Niklas Backstrom earned the first star in his first game of the season with two Power Play assists and then the game-winning third period goal on Saturday against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Fantasy Impact: Backstrom played in the second line, with Evgeny Kuznetsov remaining at center in the first line. If this arrangement clicks, the Caps top two lines will be something to see.

 

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The Capitals will be without Nicklas Backstrom as they open their regular season. Backstrom is recovering from a hip injury, and the team believes he will miss four or five games at this point. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: The Capitals will certainly miss Backstrom, who led the league with 60 assists last season. Since the injury isn't new information, you hopefully drafted accordingly. He should continue to produce upon his return.

 

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