Backstrom Did NOT Play for Minnesota

Posted March 10, 2011

Nicklas Backstrom, who missed his first NHL game in Wednesday’s 5-0 victory, is sometimes mixed up with Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom because they share the same name with the exception of a ‘c.’ Other than that, they couldn’t be more different. Niklas is a goalie from Finland, while the Caps’ center is from Sweden.

Unfortunately, even the stat-keeping service, Stats LLC got the two mixed up, listing our hero Nicklas as having played one game for Minnesota this season.

via Yahoo’s stats page (click for larger version)

Editor’s Note: As of this writing, Stats LLC has updated Backstrom’s info so his Games Played for MIN is 0, but MIN remains in his team list.