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Counting down the days until the 2015-16 season with a look at Backstrom's stormy past

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46 - Number of days remaining until the 2015-16 season. But it's also...

...the number of points scored by Nicklas Backstrom against the Carolina Hurricanes in his career, the most points he has against any team in the NHL. 12 of those 46 points have been goals, including the one he scored last season (which actually was his lone point vs. the 'Canes in 2014-15). That's the second-most Backstrom has against any team, tied with his total against the Flyers and one behind his career total in tallies against the Winnipeg/Atlanta teams of the past.

While he's scored the most points against Carolina, his points-per-game rate of 1.12 is Backstrom's sixth-highest, well off his highest rate of 1.56 against the Calgary Flames.