Backstrom Joins the Capitals 20 Goal Club

As fans watch and wait for Alexander Ovechkin to snag another 50-goal season, the quiet Swede Nicklas Backstrom hit 20 goals in Tampa Bay on Saturday. This is the sixth time in his NHL career and his fourth consecutive 20-goal season. His all-time high was 33 in the 2009/10 season. Continue reading “Backstrom Joins the Capitals 20 Goal Club”

No Presidents’ Trophy for Capitals but Still Best Average in NHL

The Tampa Bay Lightning have clinched their spot in the Playoffs as well as the Presidents’ Trophy, which goes to the team with the most points in the regular season. This is a big deal for the Bolts; they have never won the trophy before and it guarantees them home ice advantage throughout the playoffs. A huge advantage which the Capitals would have liked to have. Continue reading “No Presidents’ Trophy for Capitals but Still Best Average in NHL”