Coach Trotz shifted around some players for the Caps-Pens last game. The shift created a Swede line that had mixed results – certainly no goals out of the second line. But any line with Nicklas Backstrom playing center is a good line.
The best part of Backstrom playing this second line is the way he will inspire Andre Burkovsky and Marcus Johansson to new heights. Burkey has one goal in the playoffs which helped bring a win in Game 5. Marcus has two goals and five assists with only one goal scored against the Pens in Game 4. Both these powerful players need to break out and do what they do best – SCORE!!
So far tonight Nicky has one SOG, MoJo has three, and we are waiting on Burky…
In 11 games Nicky has two goals and seven assists. He assisted on the Ovi goal in the first period of Game 5. Backstrom has been playing some of his best hockey this playoff season. Lets see how he does with his fellow countrymen!!