Nicklas Backstrom


Anders Backstrom recalls the time he picked up his son, Nicklas, after a soccer practice in their hometown of Gavle, Sweden.


Here are the Capitals' top five plays of the week, including Troy Brouwer's unforgettable 500th game.


Through 50 games this season Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom have lined up beside Eric Fehr, Joel Ward, Andre Burakovsky, Troy Brouwer, Tom Wilson, Jason Chimera and Jay Beagle.


This Capitals goal lifted Nicklas Backstrom to another career milestone on Tuesday night vs. Columbus, his 400th career assist. Watch it here.


The Capitals return from their six-day NHL All-Star break tonight in Columbus when they take on the Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena [6:30 p.m. pregame, CSN].