Back to the Washington Capitals Newsfeed

Backstrom’s ‘presence’ felt in first game back with Capitals

Nicklas Backstrom said on Monday that it’s been an adjustment for him to get back into the swing of things.

The Washington Capitals’ star center has yet to play this fall due to a hip injury that he sustained last season, and he was getting ready to make his season debut on Wednesday.

“I have to refresh my memory a little bit here,” Backstrom said Monday.

It didn’t take him long to refresh his memory, Alex Ovechkin’s memory and everybody in the NHL’s memories in Washington’s game against Chicago on Wednesday. On the Capitals’ first power play of the game, Backstrom registered a secondary assist on an Ovechkin goal — the 267th time No.