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:
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:
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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