Alex Ovechkin calls Nicklas Backstrom a goal-scoring machine as his longtime setup man scores his team-leading 10th tally
Nicklas Backstrom entered the weekend with 699 assists and will leave New Jersey with 699 assists.
“I think it’s the media that’s actually jinxing me, jinxing stuff this weekend,” Backstrom said during a postgame interview with MSG Network. “They talked about Ovi getting his 700th here (last year) and they thought it’d be cool if I got my 700th assist here too. It’s going to come when it’s going to come.”
While Backstrom didn’t tally an assist, he did score his tenth goal of the season, which leads all Capitals players.