When the Caps season ended, Nicklas Backstrom said he was going to Worlds to end his season on a good note. He got his wish on Sunday when Sweden defeated Canada in the shootout. Backstrom scored the first of two Swedish shootout goals.
After the game, Backstrom posed with his shirtless linemates, Leafs’ William Nylander and Rangers’ Oscar Lindberg, inside the victorious locker room.
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The three posed for a gold medal selfie, which appears to be taken by Backstrom. It’s a rare photograph where the shy Backstrom has the biggest smile in the room.
Backstrom, Nylander, and Lindberg became linemates when the former joined the team halfway through the tournament. Backstrom was an important addition to Sweden’s powerplay and finished the tournament with 7 points (3 goals, 4 assists) in 5 games.
— RMNB (@russianmachine) May 21, 2017
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