On a night where Nicklas Backstrom is being honored for his milestone 1000th NHL game, the Capitals went all-out to celebrate the occasion.
The team formed what NBC Sports Washington’s Al Koken termed a “stick tunnel” — a pseudo honor guard — to welcome Backstrom onto the ice for warmups ahead of his big game.
Here’s another look from NBC Sports Washington.
— NBCSports Washington (@NBCSWashington) April 15, 2021
The Athletic’s Tarik El-Bashir shared the view of the honor guard from the press area.
— Tarik El-Bashir (@Tarik_ElBashir) April 15, 2021
Iconic. What a moment.
Screenshot courtesy of the @Capitals
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