Speaking to reporters after Friday’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom didn’t seem to care much about breaking a seven-game streak without a point, the longest such drought of his career.
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“It’s probably nicer for you guys because you guys like to talk about it,” the elite Swedish piviot said with a chuckle. “I don’t really put much pressure on myself like that.”
“I happier than we didn’t allow him to score,” he added, “because that’s how you win.”
Backstrom’s line was key shutting down Sidney Crosby’s top line, which they did with aplomb.
Though his pass that set up Chandler Stephenson’s goal late in the third period was immaculate, Backstrom offered the risible assertion that he did not intend to make the play.
“No, I was just throwing it!” he said wryly.
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