At this point, one thing’s crystal clear: Nicky loves sixty-nine. Ever since changing his number early last week, Backstrom has morphed into the Swedish Gretzky, tallying 8 points in 4 games. In his previous 5 games with that other number, he had 3.
Now let’s see those goals.
Full highlights. Backstrom’s goals are at the 2:12 and 5:30 marks.
Alex Ovechkin, who continues to wear the C in Yuri Babenko’s absence, also played a big role in the victory, receiving both primary assists on Backstrom’s goals and firing two shots on net.