12 - Number of games in which Nicklas Backstrom has picked up four assists, including Tuesday’s win over Detroit. That’s now tied with Mario Lemieux for the most four-assist games in the last 25 years, and moves him into a tie with Hall of Famer Gilbert Perreault for seventh-most four-assist games in history (to say nothing of moving him closer to equally impressive company):
Nicklas Backstrom rejoint Gilbert Perreault et s'approche de Bobby Orr!— lebloguehockey.com (@lebloguehockey) December 12, 2018
Dans la victoire de 6 à 2 des @Capitals sur les @DetroitRedWings hier soir, @backstrom19 a obtenu 4 assistances pour la 12e fois de sa carrière.
Good job Nicklas! #LNH #lebloguehockey pic.twitter.com/kIL9oW92sK
Unsurprisingly, three of those four assists were helpers on Alex Ovechkin goals - in fact, Backstrom has assisted on all three goals in six of Ovechkin’s 21 hat tricks (and pitched in on parts of many others).