Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin share milestone, memories, and a really cute hug in pregame interview
Before Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom played in their 900th game together, they sat down with NBCSW’s Joe Beninati to look back on their relationship over the years. The chemistry and camaraderie between the two were on full display.
The perennially underrated and understated Backstrom started the nostalgiac reflection in a blase way, saying he felt “like nothing has changed” in their on-ice relationship. “I feel like he’s a pure goalscorer, and I’m trying to give him the puck, so he makes my job easier.”