Nicklas Backstrom Geico Commercial

When Nicklas Backstrom suffered a neck injury in Russia a month ago, Caps nation was tense. Backstrom, who missed 42 games last year due to a concussion, proved how valuable he was to the organization just by being on the sidelines. The Capitals played some of their worst hockey in several years without their top pivot. What did we learn? Nicky is irreplaceable.

Well, via a new Geico commercial that was released today, we can see just how talented Backstrom is at hockey.

Sure Ovi can notch 9 goals in a game, but can he score 15 goals in 15 seconds? I think not.

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  • kemiisto

    Sure one can put Holtby in the net in this commercial with no changes in scenario at all.

  • Brouwer Rangers

    Too soon

  • kemiisto

    Just kiddin’. ;-)

  • Brouwer Rangers

    Us too! Hahaha an astute observation has led to laughter.

  • kemiisto

    Now, Nicky, please do it in the real game!

  • Sage Confucius

    That’s a scary face Nicky makes at the end. If I was a puck I’d run to the safety of the goal as well.

  • PuckBuddyDoug

    That’s the determined face of a Swede who just had his surströmming taken from him. Go Nicky!