Five days ago, Nicklas Backstrom won a game in the final minute against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Sunday against the Detroit Red Wings, Backstrom did it again – this time scoring a game-tying goal with 16.7 seconds left. The tally completed a wild comeback.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) February 11, 2018
I’ll let Backstrom recap the marker which was scored on the power play with the Caps goalie pulled.
“I got it from Carly there,” Backstrom said. “I got a good angle. He came at me with some speed. Gotta try [shooting] sometime so… I’m happy it worked.”
Here’s another look at the goal.
The Caps bench went wild, but so did the players on the ice. Backstrom let out a big smile, while John Carlson jumped into the group hug.
Backstrom, like Connolly postgame, was more concerned about the Caps inconsistency than getting a bonus standings point.
“We gotta change our starts,” Backstrom said. “We gotta be able to put together 60 minutes… almost night in, night out. We can’t just play good for 20, play bad for 60. Stuff like that. We’ve got to look for consistency here. That’s what is going to make us successful in the future. That’s something we have to be better at.”
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