Alex Ovechkin on Nicklas Backstrom’s playoff scoring: ‘Right now, Backy is a scoring machine. I’m Backstrom.’
Nicklas Backstrom is on a scoring tear. With three goals and an assist in two games, the Swedish center is the Washington’s leading scorer in the postseason and currently tied for the most points in the entire NHL entering Sunday.
Alex Ovechkin, who is often the scorer to Backstrom’s setup man, provided the primary assist on Backstrom’s goal on Saturday.
Ovechkin joked about their role-reversal during his post-game interview.