|May 9 7:46 AM PT8:46 AM MT9:46 AM CT10:46 AM ET14:46 GMT22:46 7:46 AM MST9:46 AM EST18:46 UAE10:46 ETNaN:� BRT - Backstrom had a goal and an assist and Washington beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 on Monday night to force a Game 7 in their seesaw Eastern Conference semifinal.
Analysis: The Capitals' best player has four goals and three assists in the last five games of this series.
|May 2 7:44 AM PT8:44 AM MT9:44 AM CT10:44 AM ET14:44 GMT22:44 7:44 AM MST9:44 AM EST18:44 UAE10:44 ETNaN:� BRT - Backstrom had a goal and an assist in a 3-2 victory over the Penguins that cut Pittsburgh's lead to 2-1 in the Eastern Conference semifinal.
Analysis: Backstrom has four goals and six assists in the playoffs and has arguably been the Capitals' best player.
|Apr. 30 9:11 AM PT10:11 AM MT11:11 AM CT12:11 PM ET16:11 GMT0:11 9:11 AM MST11:11 AM EST20:11 UAE12:11 ETNaN:� BRT - Backstrom had a goal with an assist in Game 2.
Analysis: He has three goals with five assists in the playoffs.
|Apr. 21 6:22 PM PT7:22 PM MT8:22 PM CT9:22 PM ET1:22 GMT9:22 6:22 PM MST8:22 PM EST5:22 UAE (+1)21:22 ETNaN:� BRT - Backstrom had an assist Friday in Game 5 against Toronto.
Analysis: Backstrom has two goals and four assists in the last four games of the series.
|Apr. 20 8:24 AM PT9:24 AM MT10:24 AM CT11:24 AM ET15:24 GMT23:24 8:24 AM MST10:24 AM EST19:24 UAE11:24 ETNaN:� BRT - Backstrom had two assists and two penalty minutes in Wednesday's Game 4 win at Toronto.
Analysis: Backstrom has two goals and three assists in the last three games of the series.
|Apr. 18 7:36 AM PT8:36 AM MT9:36 AM CT10:36 AM ET14:36 GMT22:36 7:36 AM MST9:36 AM EST18:36 UAE10:36 ETNaN:� BRT - Backstrom had a goal and an assist but the Capitals fell 4-3 in overtime to the Maple Leafs on Monday.
Analysis: Backstrom has three points in the series but the Capitals could be in big trouble if they don't escape Toronto with a win in Game 4.
|Apr. 8 4:01 PM PT5:01 PM MT6:01 PM CT7:01 PM ET23:01 GMT7:01 4:01 PM MST6:01 PM EST3:01 UAE (+1)19:01 ETNaN:� BRT - Backstrom had an assist Saturday in Boston.
Analysis: The ultra-consistent center has now registered at least one point in 10 of his last 14 games. Backstrom has 17 assists during that period and ranks second in the NHL in that category with 63.
|Apr. 3 8:01 AM PT9:01 AM MT10:01 AM CT11:01 AM ET15:01 GMT23:01 8:01 AM MST10:01 AM EST19:01 UAE11:01 ETNaN:� BRT - Backstrom contributed an assist to the Capitals' 3-2 win at Columbus on Sunday.
Analysis: The ultra-consistent center has now registered at least one point in eight of his last 11 games. Backstrom has 15 assists during that period and ranks second in the NHL in that category with 61.
|Apr. 1 9:14 AM PT10:14 AM MT11:14 AM CT12:14 PM ET16:14 GMT0:14 9:14 AM MST11:14 AM EST20:14 UAE12:14 ETNaN:� BRT - Backstrom scored on the power play for his 23rd goal of the season Friday.
Analysis: It was just Backstrom's second goal in 12 games, but he has 16 points in the last 10. Nine of those points, including both goals, have come on the power play.
|Mar. 29 8:01 AM PT9:01 AM MT10:01 AM CT11:01 AM ET15:01 GMT23:01 8:01 AM MST10:01 AM EST19:01 UAE11:01 ETNaN:� BRT - Backstrom added three more assists to his total during Washington's 5-4 overtime win at Minnesota on Tuesday.
Analysis: Second only to Connor McDavid with 60 assists this season, Backstrom has amassed an astounding 14 over his last eight games. The veteran center is also tied for second in the league with 82 points, his highest in a campaign since generating 101 in 2009-10.
|Mar. 22 6:35 AM PT7:35 AM MT8:35 AM CT9:35 AM ET13:35 GMT21:35 6:35 AM MST8:35 AM EST17:35 UAE9:35 ETNaN:� BRT - Backstrom had three assists as the NHL-leading Capitals beat the surging Calgary Flames 4-2 on Tuesday.
Analysis: That's a remarkable 10 assists in the last four games for Backstrom, who now shares the NHL lead in that category with Connor McDavid.
|Mar. 19 12:14 PM PT1:14 PM MT2:14 PM CT3:14 PM ET19:14 GMT3:14 12:14 PM MST2:14 PM EST23:14 UAE15:14 ETNaN:� BRT - Backstrom had four assists and the Capitals became the first team to clinch a playoff spot by beating the Lightning 5-3 on Saturday night.
Analysis: With eight assists in the last four games, Backstrom now has 54 on the season to pull within one of the Oilers' Connor McDavid for the NHL lead.
|Mar. 15 7:51 AM PT8:51 AM MT9:51 AM CT10:51 AM ET14:51 GMT22:51 7:51 AM MST9:51 AM EST18:51 UAE10:51 ETNaN:� BRT - Backstrom had three assists in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Wild.
Analysis: Backstrom is second in the league with 50 assists, and has reached that mark for the fourth straight season.
|Mar. 7 8:09 AM PT9:09 AM MT10:09 AM CT11:09 AM ET16:09 GMT0:09 9:09 AM MST11:09 AM EST20:09 UAE11:09 ETNaN:� BRT - Backstrom had a goal and an assist Monday.
Analysis: Backstrom's 21 goals are his most since 2009-10, including eight in 15 games since the beginning of February. He also has 11 assists in that span.
|Mar. 5 9:13 AM PT10:13 AM MT11:13 AM CT12:13 PM ET17:13 GMT1:13 10:13 AM MST12:13 PM EST21:13 UAE12:13 ETNaN:� BRT - Backstrom scored with a man advantage in overtime to lift Washington over the Flyers 2-1 in another contentious showdown between bitter rivals.
Analysis: Backstrom's power-play goal was his second in three games. He has six goals and 16 assists during the Capitals franchise-record 15-game home winning streak.
|Mar. 1 7:15 AM PT8:15 AM MT9:15 AM CT10:15 AM ET15:15 GMT23:15 8:15 AM MST10:15 AM EST19:15 UAE10:15 ETNaN:� BRT - Backstrom had a goal to help Washington beat the New York Rangers 4-1 on Tuesday night.
Analysis: In the last 13 games, Backstrom has six goals and 11 assists. The Capitals host the Devils on Thursday, which has typically been a tough matchup for Backstrom, who has just one assist in his last seven meetings.
|Feb. 22 7:17 PM PT8:17 PM MT9:17 PM CT10:17 PM ET3:17 GMT11:17 8:17 PM MST10:17 PM EST7:17 UAE (+1)22:17 ETNaN:� BRT - Backstrom had a goal and an assist Wednesday at Philadelphia, his third multi-point effort in the past five games.
Analysis: Backstrom has at least one point in nine of his last 10 games, tallying five goals and 11 assists. With 63 points in 59 games, the playmaking center is on pace for his best season since he had a career-high 101 points in 2009-10.
|Feb. 18 2:06 PM PT3:06 PM MT4:06 PM CT5:06 PM ET22:06 GMT6:06 3:06 PM MST5:06 PM EST2:06 UAE (+1)17:06 ETNaN:� BRT - Backstrom had an assist to extend his point streak to eight games Saturday but missed his shootout attempt in a loss at Detroit.
Analysis: Backstrom has four goals and 10 assists during his streak, though the bulk of his production has been coming at home. He has only three points in his last five road games.
|Feb. 12 7:19 AM PT8:19 AM MT9:19 AM CT10:19 AM ET15:19 GMT23:19 8:19 AM MST10:19 AM EST19:19 UAE10:19 ETNaN:� BRT - For the second straight game, Backstrom had a goal and two assists Saturday.
Analysis: Backstrom, who reached 700 career points with his first assist, has four goals and nine assists during a seven-game point streak. His goal Saturday was the 182nd of his career, pushing him ahead of Dale Hunter and Michal Pivonka for 10th place on the Capitals' career list.
|Feb. 10 6:50 AM PT7:50 AM MT8:50 AM CT9:50 AM ET14:50 GMT22:50 7:50 AM MST9:50 AM EST18:50 UAE9:50 ETNaN:� BRT - Backstrom had a goal with two assists Thursday.
Analysis: He has 27 points in his last 18 games.
|Feb. 4 12:44 PM PT1:44 PM MT2:44 PM CT3:44 PM ET20:44 GMT4:44 1:44 PM MST3:44 PM EST0:44 UAE (+1)15:44 ETNaN:� BRT - Backstrom's power-play goal stood as the winner to lift the Capitals to a 3-2 win against the Canadiens on Saturday afternoon at the Bell Centre.
Analysis: Backstorm has scored in consecutive games and has five points in the last three. The Capitals host the Kings on Sunday, and Backstorm has three goals and 10 assists in his last six home games - all wins.
|Feb. 2 8:28 AM PT9:28 AM MT10:28 AM CT11:28 AM ET16:28 GMT0:28 9:28 AM MST11:28 AM EST20:28 UAE11:28 ETNaN:� BRT - Backstrom had a goal and two assists in Wednesday's home win over Boston.
Analysis: Backstrom has at least one point in every game during Washington's current eight-game win streak over the Bruins, totaling 13 points. He has three goals and 10 assists during a six-game point streak at home, and the Caps follow Saturday's visit to Montreal with a four-game homestand.
|Jan. 31 6:58 PM PT7:58 PM MT8:58 PM CT9:58 PM ET2:58 GMT10:58 7:58 PM MST9:58 PM EST6:58 UAE (+1)21:58 ETNaN:� BRT - Backstrom had an assist Tuesday against the Islanders.
Analysis: He has four goals and 14 assists over his last 13 games.
|Jan. 23 6:59 PM PT7:59 PM MT8:59 PM CT9:59 PM ET2:59 GMT10:59 7:59 PM MST9:59 PM EST6:59 UAE (+1)21:59 ETNaN:� BRT - Backstrom extended his point streak to 10 games Monday with an assist against Carolina.
Analysis: He has four goals and 13 assists over those 10 contests.
|Jan. 22 11:21 AM PT12:21 PM MT1:21 PM CT2:21 PM ET19:21 GMT3:21 12:21 PM MST2:21 PM EST23:21 UAE14:21 ETNaN:� BRT - Backstrom notched two more assists in Saturday's win at Dallas to extend his point streak to eight games.
Analysis: The dependable center has four goals and 11 assists during the run and is now tied for second in the NHL with 33 assists. Backstrom also leads Washington's high-powered offense with 46 points.
|Jan. 15 11:54 AM PT12:54 PM MT1:54 PM CT2:54 PM ET19:54 GMT3:54 12:54 PM MST2:54 PM EST23:54 UAE14:54 ETNaN:� BRT - Backstrom had two more assists Sunday.
Analysis: He has nine assists, plus three goals, in the last six games.
|Jan. 14 7:20 AM PT8:20 AM MT9:20 AM CT10:20 AM ET15:20 GMT23:20 8:20 AM MST10:20 AM EST19:20 UAE10:20 ETNaN:� BRT - Backstrom had a goal with an assist Friday.
Analysis: He has three goals and seven assists during a five-game point streak.
|Jan. 12 7:48 AM PT8:48 AM MT9:48 AM CT10:48 AM ET15:48 GMT23:48 8:48 AM MST10:48 AM EST19:48 UAE10:48 ETNaN:� BRT - Backstrom contributed a power-play goal and three assists to the Capitals' 5-2 win over rival Pittsburgh on Wednesday.
Analysis: The steady center has now scored in consecutive games and is up to 38 points in 41 contests this season. Backstrom has been especially good of late, notching two goals and six assists over a four-game point streak.
|Jan. 9 6:48 PM PT7:48 PM MT8:48 PM CT9:48 PM ET2:48 GMT10:48 7:48 PM MST9:48 PM EST6:48 UAE (+1)21:48 ETNaN:� BRT - Evgeny Kuznetsov, Brett Connolly and Backstrom scored for Washington in Monday's win over Montreal.
Analysis: Backstrom also had an assist, giving one in each of the past three games.
|Jan. 7 6:23 PM PT7:23 PM MT8:23 PM CT9:23 PM ET2:23 GMT10:23 7:23 PM MST9:23 PM EST6:23 UAE (+1)21:23 ETNaN:� BRT - Backstrom assisted on Washington's only goal in a 1-0 win over Ottawa on Saturday.
Analysis: Backstrom, who has gone nine games without a goal, became the 10th Swede to record 500 NHL assists.
|Dec. 18 7:24 AM PT8:24 AM MT9:24 AM CT10:24 AM ET15:24 GMT23:24 8:24 AM MST10:24 AM EST19:24 UAE10:24 ETNaN:� BRT - Backstrom scored Washington's only goal during a 5-on-3 power play in the second period in Saturday's 2-1 loss to Montreal.
Analysis: Backstrom has four goals and nine points in the last 10 games, but his goal was the end of Washington's scoring as well as the beginning. Backstrom is five assists away from becoming the 10th Swedish-born player in NHL history to reach 500 for his career.
|Dec. 8 7:19 AM PT8:19 AM MT9:19 AM CT10:19 AM ET15:19 GMT23:19 8:19 AM MST10:19 AM EST19:19 UAE10:19 ETNaN:� BRT - Backstrom scored 1:36 into overtime, helping the Capitals beat the Bruins 4-3 to avert a disastrous defeat Wednesday night.
Analysis: Backstrom has recorded seven goals and six assists in his last 11 games after tallying a goal and eight assists in his first 14.
|Dec. 4 9:41 AM PT10:41 AM MT11:41 AM CT12:41 PM ET17:41 GMT1:41 10:41 AM MST12:41 PM EST21:41 UAE12:41 ETNaN:� BRT - Backstrom scored for the Captials in Saturday's loss to the Lightning.
Analysis: Backstrom has now scored in his last three road games after going without one in his first eight.
|Nov. 26 6:27 PM PT7:27 PM MT8:27 PM CT9:27 PM ET2:27 GMT10:27 7:27 PM MST9:27 PM EST6:27 UAE (+1)21:27 ETNaN:� BRT - Backstrom was a bright spot with a goal and an assist Friday in a 4-2 loss at Toronto.
Analysis: That gives the Swedish playmaker five goals and six assists in his last seven games.
|Nov. 20 3:34 PM PT4:34 PM MT5:34 PM CT6:34 PM ET23:34 GMT7:34 4:34 PM MST6:34 PM EST3:34 UAE (+1)18:34 ETNaN:� BRT - Backstrom had a goal and an assist in the Capitals' 3-2 loss to the Blue Jackets on Sunday.
Analysis: That's four goals and four assists in his last four games for Backstrom, who only scored once in his first 14 games.
|Nov. 17 5:48 AM PT6:48 AM MT7:48 AM CT8:48 AM ET13:48 GMT21:48 6:48 AM MST8:48 AM EST17:48 UAE8:48 ETNaN:� BRT - Backstrom had two goals and three assists Wednesday for his first five-point game since December 2013.
Analysis: He also scored Tuesday after having just one goal in his first 14 games. Backstrom's 11 assists and 15 points lead the Capitals.
|Nov. 3 7:23 PM PT8:23 PM MT9:23 PM CT10:23 PM ET2:23 GMT10:23 7:23 PM MST9:23 PM EST6:23 UAE (+1)22:23 ETNaN:� BRT - Backstrom scored his first goal of the season and added two assists Thursday.
Analysis: He has five points in the last four games.
|Oct. 14 7:34 AM PT8:34 AM MT9:34 AM CT10:34 AM ET14:34 GMT22:34 7:34 AM MST9:34 AM EST18:34 UAE10:34 ET11:34 BRT - Backstrom assisted on both Washington goals in a 3-2 shootout loss at Pittsburgh in Thursday's season opener.
Analysis: Nothing new for Backstrom, whose 171 assists over the past three seasons trail only Joe Thornton and Sidney Crosby for the most in the NHL. He's put up at least 50 helpers and 70 points in each of those campaigns.