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Better Know Your Backstroms: A Field Guide


Tonight the Capitals welcome their Western Conference opponents, the Minnesota Wild. Minnesota will be bringing with them a 7-10-1 record, Ovi's boyhood hero, and a Schultz 55.

Oh, and they're also bringing along a guy named Backstrom. Niklas Backstrom.  Not to be confused with our Nicklas Backstrom, of course.  So I have prepared this handy illustrated field guide to provide you with some spiffy visual cues to assist you in identiying and distinguishing between the battling Backies:

Our Backstrom

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Their Backstrom

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There is a possibility that Minnesota's Backstrom will not be the starter tonight, as the Wild played to a 4-3 shootout loss in Tampa last night.  If NB is not in goal tonight, you can identify him by this:

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BTW, congratulations are due to The Other Niklas Backstrom.  He just notched his 100th win a few days ago.  But he'll just have to wait for win #101!

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