Nicklas Backstrom receives standing ovation from Capitals fans after tribute video honoring his 1,000th point
Nicklas Backstrom was overshadowed by Alex Ovechkin again. But today we’re here to rectify that.
Lost in the headlines of Alex Ovechkin’s 767th career goal was Backstrom being honored in front of the Capital One Arena crowd on Tuesday for reaching the 1,000-point milestone. Backstrom hit the mark on March 9 against the Edmonton Oilers via a primary assist on a TJ Oshie power-play goal. With the point, the longtime Capitals center became the sixth Swede and the 93rd player ever to reach the milestone in the NHL.
The Capitals aired a tribute video on the jumbotron during a first-period TV timeout against the New York Islanders.