Nicklas Backstrom earned two points (1g, 1a) on Monday against Dallas, marking his team-leading 17th multi-point game of the season and 193rd of his career. The Gavle, Sweden, native ranks tied for ninth in the NHL in multi-point games this season. Backstrom scored his 21st goal of the season on Monday, marking his most goals in a season since 2009-10 (33) and the third-most goals he has scored in a season in his career (10 seasons). Backstrom has scored a goal in three of his last four games (2/29-3/6: 3g, 1a) and tallied 20 points in his last 16 games (1/31-3/6: 8g, 12a). In addition, he has tallied a point in 22 of his last 28 games (1/5-3/6: 12g, 25a). Backstrom ranks third in the NHL in assists this season (46) and tied for fifth in points (67).
Karl Alzner joined The Sports Junkies today at 8:40 a.m. on 106.7 The Fan.
Barry Trotz will join The Sports Junkies on Wednesday at 7:20 a.m. on 106.7 The Fan
Jay Beagle will join Cooley and Kevin on Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. on ESPN980.
John Carlson will join Chad Dukes vs. The World on Wednesday at 5 p.m. on 106.7 The Fan.
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