Heading into Saturday’s game against Montreal, Caps fans were excited. For the first time in 3 months, Nicklas Backstrom — Washington’s premiere first-line center — would play in an NHL game. With a handful of contests left and their grip on a playoff spot tenuous, this was literally the best news ever.
Like usual, our readers were a bit creative/bizarre/I’m-not-even-sure-what in expressing their joy for Backy’s return. So weird, in fact, we documented it below. Let’s review!