Nicklas Backstrom scored his fifth goal of the season and tallied three points in the Capitals’ 4-3 overtime win over the Boston Bruins on Saturday. With his big night, Backstrom moved into fourth in the NHL in points (13). The win also made the Capitals the best team in the league.
But postgame, you would have never known if you peaked into the haunted eyes of the Swedish center. While in the Zoom room with Tom Wilson, Backstrom stared into an empty void as if he had just seen The Demogorgon eat all his friends in The Upside Down.
— Noga Beans (@ToddSleaving) January 31, 2021
For about 15 seconds, Backstrom stared ahead with the same expression as Tom Wilson spoke. Many, many Capitals fans noticed on social media.
— William Stilwell (@LoudGoat) January 31, 2021
The Haunting of Nicke Backstrom pic.twitter.com/mZ29rCjnuY
— jan (dad) (@lesbijans) January 31, 2021
Check in on your 19’s pic.twitter.com/EnxAIDfcjl
— Scumbag Squad (@Never_fLynch) January 31, 2021
— Michael Jenkins (@JenksDC) January 31, 2021
— J.R. Hesse (@acapsfantweets) January 31, 2021
— NYC Caps Crew (@NYCCapsCrew) January 31, 2021
woke up and chose violence pic.twitter.com/orcH1ueupD
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) January 31, 2021
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