Tavares OT goal gives Isles 3-2 win over Caps
ninth of the season for Tavares, came at 4:36 and was assisted by Ryan Strome and Johnny Boychuk. Washington's Nicklas Backstrom was sent off for holding the stick at 2:38 to set up Tavares' heroics. The Islanders have set a franchise record
Sweden goes for gold without Nicklas Backstrom
SOCHI, Russia (AP) Sweden is even more short-handed in the Olympic hockey gold-medal game. Nicklas Backstrom wasn't in uniform when the Swedes played Canada on Sunday. They dressed an extra defenseman, Henrik Tallinder, to take his
Swedish Olympic official says hockey player Nicklas Backstrom fails doping test at Sochi Games
SOCHI, Russia (AP) Swedish Olympic official says hockey player Nicklas Backstrom fails doping test at Sochi Games.
Jason Zucker scores twice to lead Wild past Panthers
it was supposed to look.'' Niklas Backstrom , making his sixth start of the season ..... team game and started really well,'' Backstrom said. ''It was a solid 60 minutes ..... redirected a shot by Dmitry Kulikov past Backstrom . Referee Ghislain Hebert initially ruled
Roberto Luongo has 35 saves in Panthers' loss to Wild
Parise added an empty-net goal with 1:29 left. Niklas Backstrom stopped 29 shots to help the Wild win for the fifth time in ..... second. Thornton redirected a shot by Dmitry Kulikov past Backstrom . Referee Ghislain Hebert initially ruled it no goal because
73 GAA and two shutouts in eight home games - seven starts. He was rested Monday in favor of Niklas Backstrom , who had 29 saves. Backstrom started at Los Angeles last month, stopping 14 shots.
Kings blank Wild, 4-0
six-round shootout at Nashville. Darcy Kuemper gave up all four first-period goals on 10 shots before being replaced by Niklas Backstrom to start the second. Kuemper was 3-1-0 and had allowed just five goals in his previous four starts. The blowout loss
Ovechkin's late goal lifts Capitals over Avalanche
Braden Holtby stopped 27 shots and the Washington Capitals beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Thursday night. Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and an assist, Jason Chimera also scored and Ovechkin added an assist for the Capitals. Washington won
Capitals beat skidding Blue Jackets 4-2
nine games. Braden Holtby stopped 24 shots, and Nicklas Backstrom and Andre Burakovsky had two assists apiece to help ..... 1-7-1 when the opposition scores first. ... Backstrom has 11 points in his last six games. Ovechkin has
Atkinson: 'We've got to take a look in the mirror'
be fine." Alex Ovechkin got his 400th assist on Nicklas Backstrom 's goal 4:46 into overtime. "In big games, you ..... want to be in it, and they usually come through." Backstrom has two goals and five assists in the last five games