Nicky celebrates his GWG! (Photo credit:

A week after he tallied a hat trick against Vityaz Chekhov, Nicklas Backstrom destroyed Vityaz again, scoring two goals, including the game-winner, in Dynamo’s 3-2 win Tuesday.

At this point, one thing’s crystal clear: Nicky loves sixty-nine. Ever since changing his number early last week, Backstrom has morphed into the Swedish Gretzky, tallying 8 points in 4 games. In his previous 5 games with that other number, he had 3.

Now let’s see those goals.

Backstrom’s GWG.

Full highlights. Backstrom’s goals are at the 2:12 and 5:30 marks.

Alex Ovechkin, who continues to wear the C in Yuri Babenko’s absence, also played a big role in the victory, receiving both primary assists on Backstrom’s goals and firing two shots on net.

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Backstrom and Vityaz’s Alexei Troschinsky are named players of the game. See the entire gallery here.

Additional reporting by Fedor Fedin.

  • “Neeeeeklus Beeykstrum”

  • FeralCanadian

    won’t find that kind of slot real estate in the NHL, but go Nicky!

  • sentientcheese

    NEEKLUS… (crowd: BAYKSTROM) … Beeykstrum! i love it!! if only we could be so coordinated at VC!

  • Big Brother

    don’t make fun of my people… #pencilneck

  • Chase

    Backstrom has got the whole steal the puck easily thing he showed during the playoffs against the Rangers and Bruins, now he seems to a very good shooter.

    Where as Ovechkin, started out in the KHL shooting a lot and has really stopped shooting, which is disappointing.

  • Fedor

    That was a well-contested shot with one guy pressurizing Nick from behind and another trying to block a shot with his stick. I’ve seen waaay more wide open shots in the NHL.

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