Nicklas Backstrom leaves tiny Backstrom fan close to tears after giving him hockey stick after Blue Jackets’ game
It may no longer be the holiday season, but Nicklas Backstrom was still in a giving mood after the Capitals’ 4-3 overtime victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday. The game was the Capitals’ last for 11 days due to the NHL’s All-Star Weekend and the Caps’ bye week.
As the Swedish center was walking off the ice, Backstrom noticed a kid who was wearing a Capitals jersey and handed him his game-used stick.
That kid’s name is Drew Greenberg. The big Backstrom fan was overwhelmed by the star’s gesture.