Nicklas Backstrom to Mika Zibanejad on his five-goal game against the Capitals: You ran us over on your own
Nicklas Backstrom was part of a Swedish language video conference on Thursday with the Rangers’ Mika Zibanejad, the Lightning’s Victor Hedman, and the Coyotes’ Oliver Ekman-Larsson.
During the interview, the players were asked who was the best Swedish player in the NHL this season. Hedman, Backstrom, and Ekman-Larsson all chose Zibanejad, who has scored 41 goals in 57 games this year for the Rangers.
Zibanejad’s five-goal game against the Washington Capitals on March 5 was brought up several times, which garnered some teasing from Hedman to Backstrom.