By Cara Bahniuk
Nicklas Backstrom sent out a video message to Caps fans Wednesday afternoon.
Backstrom recorded the message while leaning on a hockey net in his driveway, and included a clip of him playing street hockey with his son, Vince.
A message from @backstrom19 for the #ALLCAPS family: pic.twitter.com/n3id5a1sEh
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) March 18, 2020
“Hey Caps fans, it’s Nick here,” the Capitals center said. “We are going through some tough times right now, but we can all fight this together. Even if we have to be home, we are trying to be active here with some street hockey. For all of us that misses hockey, we will be back soon and got to get ready. See you guys soon, Caps fans!”
Backstrom spliced in a video of him playing goalie in a game of street hockey with Vince. The best part was an incredible glove save Backstrom whipped out on a slap shot by Vince.
Tom Wilson took notice.
Wow. What a glove hand on you… I know who’s going in net if we need emergency relief!! #davidayres https://t.co/E19J1PpD76
— Tom Wilson (@tom_wilso) March 18, 2020
Step aside, Evgeny. Backstrom might take your place as the EBUG.
Backstrom joins Tom Wilson as Caps players start recording videos for fans. Other NHL players who have recorded messages for fans include Connor McDavid, PK Subban, Marc-Andre Fleury, Vladimir Tarasenko, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Dylan Larkin, Zdeno Chara, Alec Martinez, and Christian Fischer, among many others.
Headline photo courtesy of the @capitals
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