You can usually find Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom on the ice quietly dealing out apples like he’s at a farmer’s market. But on Friday night after Nicky delivered a golden delicious pass to Jason Chimera which led to a power play goal, he decided to expand his skill set and lower the boom on fellow Swede and future Olympic teammate Niklas Kronwall. Awkward.
Look at this hit.
That’s Christina Aguilera Dirrty right there and no, I’m not calling the hit illegal.
Is there anything Nicky can’t do?